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A Wonderful Weekend at the Buxton Wool Gathering!

A Wonderful Weekend at the Buxton Wool Gathering!

My very first yarn show has come and gone and I have to say it was the most wonderful experience. I shall certainly be taking my yarns to more shows in 2024! Read all about our wonderful weekend at the Buxton Wool Gathering

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Under An English Sky Yarns Is Off to Buxton!

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Under An English Sky Yarns Is Off to Buxton!

It's too exciting! I have my very first yarn show! I had put my name down on the waiting list for the Buxton Wool Gathering that was supposed to have taken place in March but due to some very snowy weather they had postpone it. I really did not think that I would get a spot at all because I've never done a show before and they already had most of their vendors set. But as it turns out, some vendors could not make the new dates and with just 4 weeks notice I was informed that I had a...

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Yarn Stories - Swallows and Amazons

Yarn Yarn Stories

Yarn Stories - Swallows and Amazons

As you know my yarn is inspired by the English countryside, literature, art, customs and traditions. Each of my colourways is inspired by something very specific so I thought that it would be nice to do a little series telling you the story behind each of my yarns. I count myself so incredibly lucky to be living in Britain. I was born in a British African colony, so my formative years were largely British but with sunshine. We left once the country gained independence and moved to South Africa which always felt strange to me.  When we finally immigrated to...

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Weekending - Simple Things

Weekending

Weekending - Simple Things

It happens every year! February arrives and by the time we are mid-way through I feel like I should be planting, digging and getting garden ready. However, there is still along way to go before any baby plants can be safely planted outside. In the UK we are more likely to get snow at Easter than we are at Christmas! After church this morning we decided to go to our local garden center to pick up some seeds to satisfy my itching green fingers and indulge in a cup of coffee and a scone. Visiting the garden center is one...

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Quick Valentines Crochet Project

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Quick Valentines Crochet Project

I can't quite believe that January comes to an end this week and we slide into February. I'm quite looking foward to February because not only is it a step closer to spring but there is so much to enjoy this month.  We have Valentines day in a little over two weeks, we have a birthday in our family which happens to fall on Shrove Tuesday or pancake day followed by Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. I love to mark the seasons in my home with little homespun touches. For Valentines day, I have a collection of crochet...

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