Category Archives: Reviews

Craftisan – John’s favourite ever craft shop

When we moved to Bristol I posted a long post about moving, and promised I would tell you all about Craftisan, our local craft shop. It’s taken me so long to do so that I’ve been able to go back and … Continue reading

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YARNS of Tavistock: Local Yarn Shops

I unexpectedly came across YARNS of Tavistock on Monday morning, and absolutely loved it. I sometimes go in to yarn shops thinking I might do a review of them, and then realise there is nothing to distinguish them from the myriads … Continue reading

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CHSI Stitches and Yarnia

On Monday I was thrilled to attend CHSI Stitches at the NEC Birmingham, a trade show for the art, craft, fabric, needlecraft and hobby industries. I went along with 16 other bloggers for a tasty breakfast and a DMC workshop, and … Continue reading

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Biscotte & Cie Yarn – Review

Biscotte & Cie, a Canadian yarn company, sent me some yarn for review, and I am finally going to finish that! It has taken me a very long time to get this out there, because first off, it took me ages … Continue reading

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Local Yarn Shops: Country Crafts of Stroud

I’m here to talk about Country Crafts of Stroud, a shop I visited last week while in the town with John and his family. If you missed the Bluestocking Wool Shop review from this same visit, you can find it … Continue reading

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Local Yarn Shops: The Bluestocking Wool Shop

Yesterday I went to the Bluestocking Wool Shop, a brand new local yarn shop that opened in Stroud in December! We are staying in a cottage in Slad to celebrate some Big Birthdays, the start of 2016, and a 35th wedding … Continue reading

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Native Yarns

I met Sue and Martin of Native Yarns at Nest during the Great London Yarn Crawl 2015, and have finally managed to process all of my photos! Their display was fabulous, there were beautiful kits available, the yarn was full … Continue reading

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Yarn Shops in Sydney

While in Sydney, the very first order of the day was to find yarn shops. We did not have long in the city – only two full days, in reality, so our time had to be carefully planned to make … Continue reading

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Brighton Knit and Make Social

Saturday found me in Brighton with a group of Yarn in the City fans, for the Brighton Knit and Make Social! This was a mini-crawl to Brighton, with a few shops, some good knitting time and some great cake involved… This … Continue reading

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Weaving Simply Stunning Scarves Part One

I bought a loom! I know, none of us has heard me say that for several months…but I have been ‘looming’ away, and after getting bored of doing straight weaving, decided I wanted to learn some new techniques. I could … Continue reading

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