Category Archives: Yarn

Where does time go? Woolfest recap at last

I cannot believe it has been two full weeks since I went to Woolfest. I feel like I spent a few hours at Woolfest in the middle of holidays with my family, finished said holidays a couple days after, came … Continue reading

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A kind of ‘Spring Clean’ feeling.

I made a promise back in January to keep you all posted of my progress during this ‘sabatical’ period in my life. Almost 3 months has passed and my initial estimation of six months off work is starting to look … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Yarn Festival Wrap-up and Daffodils too

I can’t believe it’s been one week already since returning from Edinburgh. Time flies, and Janice and I have been quite busy, both with work, DIY, knitting, designing, and looking after our families. So… here is a little belated Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Allow us to introduce….. Maylin, of Tri’Coterie Designs

The Woolly Alliance has been full of Christmas spirit recently, mainly due to our involvement in the Indie Designers Gift-a-long 2014. Aurelie has been very busy behind the scenes too………and I have been hiding. (such is my nature!) Today I … Continue reading

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The Woodcarving

In my last post, I teased you a little with a “moody” picture of a lonely mitten. Now, I am delighted to share with you a few photos full of sunshine of a colourful pair of mittens. And I must … Continue reading

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Great British Sock Yarn, Inventors and Scientists

In my previous post, I teased you gently about a few exciting things coming up shortly… Well, one of them has just gone public, so I can unveil it!   But first, I would like to tell you about someone … Continue reading

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Of “piggy tail” and splitty yarns

Disclaimer: I don’t pretend to detain the Truth, but rather would like to share my thoughts, and make room for discussion. This is a subject I have been thinking about for a good long while (ask Janice… she is probably … Continue reading

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