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2018 dates for European yarn and fibre festivals

2018 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 a yarn festival. You will discover many small companies spinning and dying beautiful yarns as well as farmers with flocks of […]

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Hanks of yarn at yarn and fibre festivals

2018 dates for UK yarn and fibre festivals

Let’s plan a great day out If you read this blog regularly you will know that I love to use British yarn. It’s not that I think British yarn is better than yarn from elsewhere, but I think it’s important to support locally produced products and producers. Here in the UK, we are lucky to […]

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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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