Yarndale Prep!

In just a couple of days we will be heading up north from the rolling hills of Devon to the beautiful countryside of Skipton. Canals and antique shops a plenty, we shall be excitedly setting up there for Yarndale! And you will be able to find us just opposite our usual spot this year in the Yarndale Market – stand 81 (right near the Knit & Natter lounge) at Skipton Auction Mart, 23rd – 24th September 2017 … Saturday 10am – 5:30pm & Sunday 10am – 4:30pm.

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Diesis by Alice Caetano for Pom Pom Quarterly using Knit by Numbers & Viola

Entering August normally means everyone is getting excited for summer holidays and going to the beach!

However over here, us knitters, spinners, crocheters and crafters are getting excited as it means its coming closer to sweater weather! Don’t get us wrong we love the British summer time and the seaside. But what about all the knitting!?

The perfectly timed arrival of Pom Pom Quarterly’s Issue 22 has got us thinking! A beautiful issue as ever, you can see every item to knit here on their Ravelry page.

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Open Weekend 2016

Our 3rd Mill Open Weekend is now just around the corner (Sat 14th and Sun 15th May)!

We are busily polishing our most prized machines – they will be standing proud waiting to show you what they’re capable of!

Here are a few photos of our machines in action to wet your appetite!

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We are visiting Sitting Knitting

We are very excited to be doing our first woolly trunk show of the year!

We will be visiting the lovely Rachel at Sitting Knitting at her yarn shop in Sutton Coldfield.

We will bring with us from Devon a selection of our yarns, scrummy tops, and some socks

It will be the first ever outing for the complete range of ‘Harvest Hues’ … a fingering weight Merino yarn blended with our local Zwartbles wool. The natural dark brown Zwartbles in the blend creates a rustic and buoyant yarn.

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Also making its first appearance is our Alpaca Delight fingering weight yarn … a super soft yarn with a beautiful drape when knitted. The colour range includes some lovely pastel to compliment the natural shades.

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We will also be taking along some trusty stalwarts … a selection of colours from our beautifully blended Viola range, our Alpaca 2-3ply heavy lace, our Exmoor sock yarn (made from our local sheep) and our Zwartbles range in 3 natural shades.

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So, John and Juliet will be at Sitting Knitting between 10.30 & 4.30 on Saturday 23rd January.

Address:

Stable Gallery, to the rear of 7 Belwell Lane, Sutton Coldfield, W Midlands B74 4AA

tel: 0121 308 4205
http://sittingknitting.com/

Hope to see you there

Number 10 has landed!

Its official, we are now well into the run up to Christmas and festive cheer is starting to bubble…

With the unveiling of our updated website this morning and the impending arrival of our new catalogues on your doorsteps

…We are getting very excited here and are now starting to prepare for our next show – Bath Christmas Market!

On our up-dated website and in our new catalogue you will find a number of new scrummy things!

In sock world we have brand new and improved Alpaca Bed socks! A more snugg and cosy fit in lovely new colours, these socks are perfect for wearing when relaxing (or knitting) in front of the fire and or cosy in bed. The new colours are available in size 4-7, and select colours are also available in size 8-10 too.

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Yarndale unpacked…

We are finally unpacked from Yarndale, and what a fab show it was! We love Yarndale and the beautiful Skipton countryside.

We took along brand new yarns and tops to show you lovely folk… our new Merino / Zwartbles colour blended tops, with samples of the brand new yarn range of the same fibre blend family ‘Harvest Hues’. It is designed by Frankie of the mill (Francesca Hughes) and the small initial run is currently only available to Mill Members, on the secret page. However it does feature in the new catalogue (coming soon) and will be on the website for all to have a look at come early November.

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Yarn in the City…

We are busily preparing for the Great London Yarn Crawl – Pop-Up Market Place at the Old Chelsea town hall this weekend.
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We will be exhibiting at the market place which kicks off the great crawl, before all you crafty adventures set off to wonder round some of London’s greatest yarn and haberdashery shops.

The market place is open exclusively to yarn crawlers, before being open to the general public (12noon til 7pm).

You can find more information about the Yarn Crawl and Pop-Up Market Place here. Details of all the exhibitors and info about which crawls will visit where. Should be a fab yarntastic day!

To get you tingling, here’s a bit of what we are bringing!
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PLUS, a few new Tops! We love a surprise…

Guild Summer School and our next show…

We are back and un-packed from the Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers summer school weekend show!

You would have found us nestled amongst all our fibre cans that were brimming over with different luscious blends of tops. We had a great time.

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PomPom Quarterly come to visit!

If you have managed to get your hands on the latest POMPOM Quarterly magazine (the Autumn issue), you may have noticed that they came to visit us at the Mill and also our home town of Lynton recently. We had so much fun when Lydia, Meghan, Amy and Agnes came and they have written an amazing article about their 24 hour action packed fun Friday with us. Photos are by “Agnese Sanvito for Pom Pom Quarterly.

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Fibre east is almost here!

With Fibre East (25th & 26th July) just around this summery corner we are busy preparing goodies…

Here is just a glimpse of what we will bringing for you!

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