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The Autumn Box - A Wonderful Collaboration

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The Autumn Box - A Wonderful Collaboration

Some of you will already have heard about the collaboration with Ellen of KaLokShekEllen and Verity of Truly Hooked. We're having lots of fun putting together a delightful celebration of Autumn! For an Autumn baby, I seem to be more attached to warmth and sunshine. I'd have to put that down to travelling a lot as I was growing up and probably also, living in warmer parts of the world. But I do love connecting with the seasons, whether it be in the food I cook, seeking out seasonal hints with the children when out walking, or the colours I...

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August Yorkshire Yarn Fest

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August Yorkshire Yarn Fest

It's that time again! It's virtual Yorkshire Yarn Fest! As usual, you can find me over at the Yorkshire Yarn Fest Instagram account (at 2:45 pm BST) chatting away about the update. Feel free to let me know if there's anything you'd like to see close up. There are so many amazing vendors taking part. Do join us there!    Wonderful Woolly Originals Creations But before I share more about the update have a look at this!  Isn't it just beautiful! Sarah of Woolly Originals has made this lovely bag using 100% merino in the Red Sea and Cinnamon colourways....

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A Quick Catch Up!

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A Quick Catch Up!

Time seems to get away from me! So here's a little catch up of what's been going on around here.  Around the Web Anne Butera of My Giant Strawberry, had a chat with me about inspiration (you'll find the video here). Anne and I have been in touch online since 2012, when I was still in Saudi Arabia. So it was amazing to finally talk to her!    BIPOC Makers Project ran a special feature on their Instagram account called July To Dye For, where they highlighted my yarn on one of the days! That was just wonderful of them especially...

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Fibre East at Home!

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Fibre East at Home!
I've been dyeing up some fun colourways for Fibre East At Home and I'm so excited! The shop update will go live at 8 am BST. A lot of the colourways will be available as pre-orders too! You can join in on the Fibre East At Home shenanigans on the FEatHome website that launches on Saturday at 10am. 

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It's Time For Virtual Yorkshire Yarn Fest Again!

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It's Time For Virtual Yorkshire Yarn Fest Again!

Virtual Yorkshire Yarn Fest kicked off at 8am and I'll be chatting away on the YYF IG feed as usual, about the update at 10.25 am BST. I'm also concerned that I'll be shopping the rest of the time ... but I also have a Zoom wedding to attend! I kid you not!    So, in the update today, we have the Yorkshire Yarn Fest Charity Special: Summer Breeze! £3 from each bright and warm skein will go towards those that have been adversely affected by the current pandemic. There are a few that are ready to ship and the...

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