Ch 218: Bath Retreat Recap and I’m heading to Woollinn!

After a magical retreat in Bath, I’m back with the podcast to tell you all about it. I also have some details about the upcoming new season of The Shawl Society, and I’m excited to make a flying trip to Dublin next week for the first ever Woollinn festival!

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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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Our retreat in Bath was wonderful. It was an honour to spend so much time with these lovely knitters.

A Yarn Story

Homespun Wonders

Cima by Shibui

Silk Cloud by Shibui

Olann Yarns

Maria Elena Bliss

Uschitita Yarn

Feather Your Nest

Woollin Festival in Dublin

Babbles Yarns

Ellie and Ada 

Fine Fish Yarns

Townhouse Yarns

This is Knit Yarn Shop

An Caitin Beag

Tilly Flop Designs

The Little Grey Girl 

Travel Knitter

Countess Ablaze

La Bien Aimée 

Wolcot Yarns

The Fibre Co.

Moel View Yarn

Suburban Stitcher

Joji Knits


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