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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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Granny hexagons and fabric

Keep Calm and Carry Yarn, Part 2

On Saturday I returned to the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford for the ‘Keep Calm and Carry Yarn’ event.  The Sun was shining and the countryside looked beautiful.  During Keep Calm and Carry Yarn there were exhibitions, demonstrations of spinning and weaving, and opportunities to try felting, crochet and hand knitting. I’ve […]

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