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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Skeins of Shetland Spindrift from Jamieson's of Shetland

Shetland Spindrift from Jamieson’s of Shetland

A perfect yarn for Fair Isle knitting I’ve been selling Shetland Spindrift to my students and at yarn shows for a few years, as well as using it in my designs. Students who come to my Fair Isle knitting workshops will know that I love using Shetland Spindrift for stranded colourwork. Finally, I’ve added 46 colours […]

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Knitwear Finishing Techniques workshop at Hope & Elvis

Knitwear Finishing Techniques workshop

Learn knitwear finishing techniques in 2020 Make your hand-knits look handmade, not homemade I’m teaching my popular Knitwear Finishing Techniques workshop at the Being Knitterly Studio in February 2020. Let me tell you a bit about it. Why should you come to the Knitwear Finishing Techniques workshop? You might have knitted a garment and it didn’t […]

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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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Faraday scarf by Nicki Merrall published in The Knitter magazine

Faraday scarf

Faraday scarf by Nicki Merrall New knitting pattern published by The Knitter magazine The Knitter magazine has just published the pattern for my latest design, Faraday, a unisex scarf. Inspiration for Faraday I had the idea for Faraday a few years ago during an early morning creativity session resulting from insomnia. I was playing around […]

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Being Knitterly newsletter and GDPR

The Being Knitterly newsletter and GDPR

GDPR and newsletters The new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Its aim is to protect everyone’s personal data from misuse. Have you have ever received mailshots or emails from a company after buying something from them? That’s a very simple example of misuse of your personal data. And you […]

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