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This week I talk about my visit to Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2015, What’s in the WIP?, a review of The Bletchley Collection and announce details of the Muse Connection Volume 2.
Today’s show is sponsored by Meadow Yarn.
There is a beautiful rainbow of colour to browse through in the yarn section at Meadow Yarn and I was talking to Anj about choosing colours for projects and she said:
“Whether it’s opening boxes full of yarn in myriad jewel tones or quietly contemplating the perfect shade of grey, we never tire of thinking about colour and we spend lots of time having our heart strings tugged by the latest ‘perfect red’ or ‘to-die-for green’…. Matching the perfect shade of yarn with the perfect pattern is our ultimate goal and whether it’s a cool aqua whispering ‘cardigan’ to us, or a pop of vivid ruby red begging to be transformed into a warm winter cowl we’re happiest when we’re indulging our love of colour…”
You can find a carefully curated selection of yarn meadowyarn.co.uk
the Muse Connection Volume 2: Musing on Beginnings
The Muse Connection is a series of gatherings where we celebrate creativity, share our inspiration and come together as crafters. A Playful Day and Curious Handmade have collaborated in order to create sessions of creative fun, pulling together our two loves- maintaining a playfulness in the everyday and exploring our curiosity about new and creative things to make. For a few indulgent hours, enjoy inspirational company, at specially chosen venues for some knitting, a little chatter and share some musings on your favourite creative topics.
The next gathering will be on Sunday 21 June at The Parcel Yard, Kings Cross London.
Tickets will go on sale tomorrow!
Look out for more details on the blog here.
Also did you see that Kate is giving away a goodie bag from the Muse Connection Volume 1 over at A Playful Day?
Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2015
Highlights from my brief visit to the festival include (in no particular order)
As usual I didn’t get to see as many people as I would have liked but did have chat’s with some wonderful fibre people
Laura at Laura’s Loom
Julie at Tilly Flop
Black Bat (rare British breed wool)
Joanne Scrace and Kat Goldin at the Crochet Project
Daphne at The Fibre Company
Victoria at Eden Cottage Yarn
Lydia and Amy at Pom Pom Quarterly
Ysolda and Stephen West
I also had a wonderful chat with Yarn Whisperer Clara Parkes who travelled all the way from Maine to join in the fun!
The Bletchley Collection by Joanne Scrace
Electronic copies available on Ravelry
Printed copies available at Eden Cottage Yarn
Knit and crochet designs by Joanne Scrace (Not So Granny)
I meant to mention on the podcast that this book has been beautifully laid out by Clare Devine and the presentation is really clear and clean.