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Confessions of a selfish knitter

Fiona Brennan

Confessions of a selfish knitter

  Hello. I'm a selfish knitter. Using my me-time, (you know getting the bus, watching the kids do classes, waiting around for things), I make things with wool. It's called knitting. I buy my wool and needles with money that I've gone and earned all by myself and then I make things with them. For me. In my me-time.  I have friends too, you know. A few of them so that's not why I selfishly knit for myself with my time and my money. Here let me introduce you to some...  Selfish Trainspotter This man spends entire weekends and retirement...

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Tip Top Collaboration

Fiona Brennan

Tip Top Collaboration

  We love a bit of collaboration, it makes the world go round and there is a lot of noise out on the internet for lovely hand made goodies (which is a good thing). So we are super happy to work with Daily Deals who have included us: http://www.dailydealscoupon.net/top-deals-to-purchase-in-2017/ You never know, you might spy just the thing you were looking for...     

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Walk with me

Fiona Brennan How to July box

Walk with me

I wanted to walk you through some of the journey our craft boxes go on from conception to your front door so you can see the thought and love that goes into them not just from us but from everyone involved.  I've spoken before about how we put the boxes together, starting with a musical theme and then either spying some lovely wool or getting a pattern together, which in turn flows through into more research scouring Instagram, Etsy, Google and Twitter for people who make lovely things.  It's a hard task.  But once we've decided on what should go...

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Q&A with Travel Knitter

Fiona Brennan craft etsy knitting Q&A Travel Knitter yarn

Q&A with Travel Knitter

We were super pleased to work with Travel Knitter for the wool in our April box. We wanted to do a commemorative box for Prince and a Raspberry Beret seemed all too obvious. It was serendipity that Travel Knitter had previously dyed a colourway by the same name and offered to whip up a batch for our Prince box.  She also kindly agreed to answer our questions about her gorgeous wool and the stunning colours she creates.  How long have you been knitting and how long have you been dyeing wool?  I started knitting during the big resurgence around 2004.  I’d...

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Wool@J13 first year a resounding success

Fiona Brennan

Wool@J13 first year a resounding success

  Wool shows and festivals are known for having a rocky first year. The first of any event is a test to find out what works and what doesn't so the fact that Wool@J13 was such a well organised and smooth event was testament to the great team behind it. From arrival to exit every moment of this festival experience was considered and it showed in the faces of those who attended. Spotting the gap in the market for a wool show in the Midlands, Wool@J13 crafted an event on a working farm that was part festival, truly family friendly...

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