I love this yarn for stripes! The yarn is springy in feel, and there are some great Spring colours here.
As promised, here is the next featured indie dyer to share with you after the success of our collaboration at Unravel. This time, it’s the turn of Jeni from Fyberspates whose yarn might have found its way home with a few of us working the booth…..
Fyberspates is an independent yarn company specialising in luxury yarns. Jeni has developed 2 distinct yarn ranges: individually hand dyed and wholesale lines such as Vivacious and Scrumptious. With extensive pattern support, international distribution and attendance at international events, Jeni is certainly one of the busiest dyers out there! Here’s an insight into Jeni and Fyberspates: Continue reading
I can’t believe it has already been a month since Unravel! Where does the time go?
As promised, here is the first of a series of interviews featuring the talented dyers who joined forces with Inspiration Knits to make our booth so successful. Each dyer brings something unique and special to their yarns; sharing that with you all seemed essential after they enjoyed so much popularity at Unravel!
First, Asti of Juno Fibre Arts. Asti dyes her yarns from her farm setting in rural Devon. Her Blog and Instagram feed give you an amazing insight into the farm renovations she’s up to in between dyeing and running a family home. All in all, the yarn Asti produces feels like it has a story as a result as there is something very British about the yarn bases she chooses and her colour palette. Here’s her story….. Continue reading
I know I’ve mentioned previously that I’m in awe of handspinners. For my first attempt at spinning a yarn, I wanted to make something really luxurious and indulgent.
May I present to you the first skein of yarn I’ve spun; I love the rich chocolatey sheen! It’s just so silky. Continue reading
I am often reluctant to write on technical subjects because there is so much already out here. However, I thought a handy one-page pdf might be useful addition to a project bag, whether you print it our or add it to your electronic library. So, you can download your handy one-sheet reference here - Beading tutorial -
Or…just keep reading. I know I don’t always want to go digging around in a pdf, so the information is also right here on this blog post. OK, so I’ve embellished (pun intended) the tutorial a little since I’m not so limited by space.