Bergere de France review
Jan08

Bergere de France review

Bergere de France offer some stunning Parisienne designs to take your knitting to another level. Their winter magazine has a wonderful modern take on a Fair Isle design jumper and any of their previous magazines can be back ordered. Patterns from Bergere de France can be purchased singly or as compilations in their seasonal magazines which offer great value for money. There is something for everybody, from beginner to experienced...

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Blacker Yarns
Feb26

Blacker Yarns

Blacker Yarns has probably the largest collection of natural yarns from a wide range of Britain’s sheep breeds in one place. Search for British natural yarns for hand knitting and there are a number of suppliers and manufacturers in the UK. Start looking for yarn on the cone for machine knitting and the search narrows to only a handful. I found Blacker Yarns whilst looking for a natural undyed yarn with a soft and luxurious...

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Wonder of Wool and the Art of Knit and Stitch
Feb26

Wonder of Wool and the Art of Knit and Stitch

Cumbria is home to thousands of sheep, so it is only to be expected that at some point a major exhibition of wool related art should arrive in the county. Rheged, near Penrith, hosts a new exhibition with the title ‘WOW: Wonder of Wool and the Art of Knit and Stitch’. It features the work of 20 contemporary British artists and designers who are said to be inspirational in their creative use of wool. The exhibition features...

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Rennie Yarn review.
Nov05

Rennie Yarn review.

Britain has always produced quality yarn for centuries, whether it be for handknits or a Saville Row tailor, making some of the best quality fabric available. Nothing is more evident than in the range of yarns produced by J C Rennie of Scotland. Rennie use British sourced wool where they can but all lambswool fleece is sourced from the former colonies of either New Zealand or Australia. A tradition which has changed little since the...

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