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Exhibitions, yarn shows and fibre festivals

Image to show that I shall be an exhibitor at WAWS 2021

Waltham Abbey Wool Show

WAWS at Home Show details Waltham Abbey Wool Show at Home takes on Sunday 17 January 2021 and I’m taking part as an exhibitor. The show opens at 9 am on your computer, tablet or mobile. 9:00–12:00 – Zoom Exhibitor Marketplace – entry £2.00 9:00–17:30 – Exhibitor Facebook Lives 13:00–14:00 – Zoom Designer Q&A – entry […]

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Balls of colourful wool arranged on wooden shelves in a yarn shop in Tallinn, Estonia.

2021 dates for European yarn festivals

European yarn festivals This blog post is the annual update to my calendar of European yarn festivals (excluding the UK {England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland}). There are so many nowadays that a single blog post would be too long to be practical. If you want to know about yarn festivals in the UK then […]

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Balls of colourful wool arranged in wooden crates on Blacker Yarns stand at Wonderwool Wales fibre festivals

2021 dates for UK yarn and fibre festivals

UK yarn and fibre festivals This blog post is the annual update to my calendar of yarn and fibre festivals in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). I have included dates and venues as well as links to websites. There are so many yarn festivals nowadays that a single blog post would be […]

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Leicester's Insta Yarn Show

Leicester’s Insta Yarn Show

Leicester’s Insta Yarn Show I’m taking part in Leicester’s Insta Yarn Show. This will take place live on Instagram from 9:30 BST on Saturday 15 August. Follow us on @leciestersinstayarnshow to find out about our pattern and yarn launches. There are seven of us taking part: we are a group of designers, dyers, and yarn vendors […]

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Image shows traditional Estonian women's cardigan displayed on a wickerwork mannequin in the entrance of a shop in Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia. The cardigan is knitted in a black and white geometric pattern with deep borders, on the body and sleeves, in a medium pink and white. Below the picture are the words "Visiting Tallinn in Estonia: a destination for knitters

Visiting Tallinn in Estonia: a destination for knitters

Visiting Tallinn in Estonia: a destination for knitters Usually, at this time of year, those of us who live in Britain are looking forward to a summer holiday. With all the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, this year most of us will be staying at home and if we are lucky, we may venture out […]

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Textiles display from the Arts Degree show, Loughborough University

Loughborough University Arts Degree Show 2019

Arts Degree Show 2019 Recently I visited the Arts Degree Show at Loughborough University. Students learn both traditional hand processes and digital technologies during the Textiles: Innovation and Design degree at Loughborough University. The degree show gives the final year students an opportunity to display the best of their work for public view. Students follow one […]

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Hanks of yarn at yarn and fibre festivals

Fibre and Yarn Festivals 2017-2018

Let’s plan a great day out My up-to-date list of UK yarn and fibre festivals can be found here. A day out to see inspirational textiles and squish beautiful yarn is good for your well-being. I know I always return, exhausted, but brimming with inspiration and wanting to create things immediately. So, make yourself a hot drink in your […]

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