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Exhibitions, yarn shows and fibre festivals

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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Hanks of yarn on display at a yarn festival

2020 dates for European yarn festivals

Travels with yarn! Whenever I travel abroad I look for yarn local to the place that I’m visiting. One of the easiest ways to track down local yarn in another country is to visit local yarn festivals. You will discover many small companies spinning and dying beautiful yarns as well as farmers with flocks of […]

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Colourful hanks of hand-dyed yarn on display at a yarn festival

2020 dates for UK yarn and fibre festivals

Let’s plan a great day out If you’re a knitter or crocheter, then there’s nothing like a day out to see inspirational textiles and squish beautiful yarn. Inhale the yarn fumes and absorb the colour! It’s good for your sense of well-being since you’ll return brimming with inspiration and wanting to create things immediately. Take some […]

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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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