Unravel: yarn confessional

Ananuca's handspun "sweets", by way of a visual appetiser.

Ananuca’s handspun “sweets”, by way of a visual appetiser.

I’ll let the yarn do the talking.

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Unravel 2015: show preview

I know over in the US you’ve got Stitches West, but if you’re in the UK, you’re probably familiar with Unravel. It’s this weekend and I can barely contain myself!

Unravel is at Farham Maltings, a wonderful old mill building, just a short distance from London. It’s a fabulously-curated show, and usually the cause of much excitement because it has the distinction of being the first show on the calendar of the yarn and fibre festival “season”.

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Wild and Woolly: shop profile

For our next shop profile I thought it would be nice to stay a little closer to home and profile a shop that has become my new “local” here in London. Granted, I have to travel to Hackney to get there, but Anna Feldman’s shop is well worth the journey! I first found out about Wild & Woolly doing my research of shops that I was visiting on the Great London Yarn Crawl. It’s hard to believe that it hasn’t even been open a year as it’s already become woven into the fabric of the community that it serves. 

Read on as Anna answers my questions about her cosy little shop in London’s east end.

Anna Feldman and Wild & Woolly

Anna Feldman and Wild & Woolly

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