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Shearing 2022: Grading The Clip

by Jonny King July 13, 2022 2 min read 1 Comment

Shearing is arguably the most important day of the year for us as fibre growers, it's the day that marks the ticking along of the farming calendar. We're writing a series of blog posts on all things shearing, this time around it's time to look at grading.
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Shearing 2022: What's in a logo?

by Jonny King July 13, 2022 2 min read

Shearing is arguably the most important day of the year for us as fibre growers, it's the day that marks the ticking along of the farming calendar. We're writing a series of blog posts on all things shearing, and today we're covering why our logo is quite so important to us.
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Shearing 2022: Calm, Chaos, Calm

by Jonny King July 12, 2022 4 min read 1 Comment

Shearing is arguably the most important day of the year for us as fibre growers, it's the day that marks the ticking along of the farming calendar. We're writing a series of blog posts on all things shearing, in this first instalment we focus on the calm, chaos and calm of the shearing day.
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5 Great British yarn companies

by Freya Johns June 17, 2022 4 min read

The UK is home to a wealth of woolly knowledge and expert skills, here are some of the companies which we think are leading the way as local masters of yarn…
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How to choose the correct yarn

by Freya Johns June 17, 2022 2 min read

I sat down with Jonny, our Creative Director, and found out all about how to choose the correct yarn for your project. Here’s how he’d go about it…
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Our 13 stockists further afield

by Freya Johns June 16, 2022 4 min read

Here is the list of our final 13 non-UK, non-US stockists - all the ones a bit further afield. Destination yarn stores.
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Preseli vs Number 2

by Freya Johns June 10, 2022 2 min read

Today we’re having a look at Preseli and Number 2 - two polar opposite 4ply yarns. When stitched up, Preseli produces the most beautiful drapey garments with stitch definition to dye for (see what we did there…?), whereas Number 2 creates a much more woolly, rustic garment with much softer stitch definition. So whether you’re looking to make the drapiest shawl or a woolly jumper, we’ve got you covered.
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Our 10 US stockists

by Freya Johns June 08, 2022 3 min read

We've compiled a list of our stockists in the United States for all our American customers, anyone who fancies a woolly road trip, or even any holidaymakers looking for their nearest yarn fix. Which one is the closest to you?
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Immortal Fibre

by Freya Johns June 08, 2022 2 min read 1 Comment

We couldn't be more delighted to work with one of the most versatile, adaptable, and healthy fibres ever created, here’s why… It is the natural, snugly fibre which you'll find on the backs of sheep, but it's also completely renewable, biodegradable, breathable, fire resistant, and most of all, versatile.
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A Visit to British Wool

by Jonny King May 27, 2022 4 min read

The behemoths of the wool industry, who collect, sort and sell over 80% of UK wool. We visited them in Newtown at their second biggest depot to see the process and chat to Andrew Hogley, CEO of British Wool.
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A Fibre Forward Approach

by Jonny King May 26, 2022 5 min read

Designing a yarn is a strange process. It’s a combination of skill, experience, and luck - and it all starts for us with the fibre.
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Traditions Revisited - Estonian Knitwear by Aleks Byrd

by Freya Johns May 18, 2022 2 min read

We couldn’t be prouder to announce the much anticipated arrival of Aleks Byrd’s book ‘Traditions Revisited: Modern Estonian Knits’. A love letter to both Aleks’ heritage and knitting itself, Traditions Revisited is a collection of 19 beautifully crafted designs and hand drawn illustrations to guide readers through Aleks’ favourite traditional Estonian knitting techniques.
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