Archives For April 2018

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On today’s show I’m chatting about my continued decluttering and destashing adventure, and my plans to clear a spot where some dedicated sewing can happen! I’ve also got more details on the Maker’s Market in Bath, and the prize for our Impressionists MKAL. I’m also getting excited about the upcoming new Joji Locatelli pattern, the Like a Cloud Cardigan, which she has generously designed for our retreat, and which will be available to purchase very soon.

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Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.co.uk

Announcements:

Maker’s Market, Bath

We are having a Maker’s Market as part of the Curious Handmade Bath Retreat, and you’re all invited! Joji Locatelli will be signing copies of her Interpretations book, A Yarn Story will be bringing some beautiful Shibui yarn stock, and individual makers will bring their own gorgeous creations to sell as well, including kits, project bags, hand-dyed yarn, and lovely accessories. We’ll be serving tea and coffee and it will be a nice time to get together and enjoy the company of other knitters, stitchers, and makers.

Location: Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath, UK
Date: Wednesday, 9th of May from 3 to 5pm

£5 Entry. You can purchase a ticket on the door (cash only) or in advance from this link!

We’d love to see you there, so please do drop by if you’re in the area for a cuppa and a bit of knitting!

Show Links:

Fashion Revolution

So Just Shop

Brooklyn Knitfolk Podcast 

Voolenvine Yarngasm Poscast

Green Bean Podcast

Joji’s Journal


The last clue of the Impressionist MKAL was released last Saturday and the FO thread is starting to fill up with lovely lovely shawls by talented knitters. (Beware of spoilers!) You can finish up and post your shawl in the thread any time between now and the end of May to be in for a chance to win a wonderful prize. Many knitters have easily knit each clue in a week, so if you haven’t joined and want to hop in now, you still have time!

The final reveal of the complete Impressionists Shawl is on Tuesday May 8th and you won’t need to worry about spoiler alerts on Instagram anymore.

A Homespun House

Madelinetosh


Cima by Shibui

Silk Cloud by Shibui

Olann Yarns

Uschitita Yarn

Homespun Wonders

Maria Elena Bliss

La Bien Aimée 

Interpretations Vol. 5

#100DayProject on Instagram

Brynn and Co. Embroidery

Craftsy Unlimited FREE 7 day trial at Craftsy.com

The Fibre Co.

Moel View Yarn

Suburban Stitcher

A Yarn Story

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Today on the show I chat about how the warmer weather has set off the urge for a spring declutter and destash: with a new level of Marie Kondo magic. I also have a few updates about how my 100 Days project is going. Most of all, I’m spending a little time stalking some shawls from the teachers at the upcomping Bath Retreat…a few of these are already WIPs, with others high on my Fantasy Queue.

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Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.co.uk

 

Announcements

Maker’s Market, Bath

We are having a Maker’s Market as part of the Curious Handmade Bath Retreat, and you’re all invited! Joji Locatelli will be signing copies of her Interpretations book, A Yarn Story will be bringing some beautiful Shibui yarn stock, and individual makers will bring their own gorgeous creations to sell as well, including kits, project bags, hand-dyed yarn, and lovely accessories. We’ll be serving tea and coffee and it will be a nice time to get together and enjoy the company of other knitters, stitchers, and makers.

Location: Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath, UK
Date: Wednesday, 9th of May from 3 to 5pm

£5 Entry. You can purchase a ticket on the door (cash only) or in advance from this link!

We’d love to see you there, so please do drop by if you’re in the area for a cuppa and a bit of knitting!

Down Dog Yoga App

Impressionists MKAL

Voolenvine Yarn

Angular Momentum by Renée Callahan

Miss Babs Yarn

Jo Shawl by Renée Callahan

Shibui Shawl by Melody Hoffman

Laine Magazine

Manderines podcast

Invincible Summer Shawl by Susanne Sommer

La Bien Aimée 

Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli

Starting Point Shawl by Joji Locatelli 

Fading Point Shawl by Joji Locatelli

Shibui Knits Yarn at A Yarn Story

 

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On today’s podcast, I’m back after a little break, chatting about the projects I have going on right now, the newest pattern in The Handmade Sock Society and another lovely challenge that’s inspiring me right now.

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Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.co.uk

Announcements

Maker’s Market, Bath

We are having a Maker’s Market as part of the Curious Handmade Bath Retreat, and you’re all invited! Joji Locatelli will be signing copies of her Interpretations book, A Yarn Story will be bringing some beautiful Shibui yarn stock, and individual makers will bring their own gorgeous creations to sell as well, including kits, project bags, hand-dyed yarn, and lovely accessories. We’ll be serving tea and coffee and it will be a nice time to get together and enjoy the company of other knitters, stitchers, and makers.

Location: Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath, UK
Date: Wednesday 9th of May from 3 to 5pm

£5 Entry in advance or on the door

We’d love to see some locals there, so please do drop by if you’re in the area for a cuppa and a bit of knitting!

Show Links

The 100 Day Project

Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project, 18 in 2018

Brynn & Co

Dropcloth Samplers by Rebecca Ringquist

Beyond Measure

Creative Bug Rebecca Ringquist Embroidery Sampler

Cyril Socks

Clio Pullover

Hay Pullover

I have released the 2nd pattern in the Handmade Sock Society, The Magnolia Socks

Melbourne Magnolia Yarn at Circus Tonic Handmade

We’re at the end of the second week of the Impressionists MKAL and it’s going so beautifully!

The MKAL threads in the Curious Handmade Group are very active, so please pop in and say hello!