247: Learning and Listening and Looking to the Future

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Today on the podcast, I share some of the learning and thinking I’ve been doing in these first two weeks of the year, and my dedication to making this a warm, welcoming, supportive and uplifting place for every member of our community. I also have some plans for the months ahead…

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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 specialising 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 favourite 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

Show Links:

Ravelry post on Racism and inclusion in the yarn community

@creativececi on Instagram

@su.krita on Instagram

@nadiratani on Instagram and her honest, moving, beautifully written story

The Minimal Mom on YouTube

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