CH 210: Edinburgh Yarn Festival Podcasters and a Lovely Day Out

On today’s podcast I’m continuing my run-up excitement for EYF. The Podcaster Lounge is always a highlight. As a podcaster, it’s really special to be able to chat with some of my listeners face-to-face, and as a podcast fan I’m thrilled to get to meet podcasters I enjoy and admire. I take a look at some new-to-me podcasts and some favourites, chat a bit about the mini market we’ll be having at the CHCH retreat, and share some stories from a special and much-needed day out in London with friends.

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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

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The Curious Handmade Country House Retreat Mini Market
Melmerby, Cumbria, Tuesday 13 March
4:30pm to 6pm
Voolenvine Update for The Upcoming Curious Handmade MKAL
There will be a special update at 7pm EST tonight, Friday March 9th
on the Voolenvine Yarns website of kits for the next Curious Handmade MKAL. The MKAL will begin at the end of March, and Voolenvine should have at least one more update between now and then, so if you don’t manage to snag a kit, there will be another chance. This will also be a lovely pattern for stash busting!

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Fluffy Fibres Podcast

Fiber Trek Podcast

Cammebornia Podcast

Ninja Chickens Podcast 

Kristy Glass Knits

The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering Yarn

Laine Magazine

Suffolk Socks

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