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Last week I went to Dundee to visit yarn shop Fluph and the wondrous proprietress Leona Jayne Kelly (and her two dogs Oskar and Arthur). We talk about wool, dyeing, the day-to-day of running a yarn shop and the juggling involved. We have a right old laugh too and listen in for a lovely give-away too!
Fluph is situated at 164 Blackness Road in Dundee and is the yarny destination in the city. With house hand-dyed yarn - Rusty Ferret and needles, notions, patterns and yarn which include WYS, Jamieson and Smith, Wendy Ramsdale and small producer local yarn Croft 29 - there is a lot to love in this shop.
There is also a lot happening there - two regular knit groups, workshops, trunk shows and general get togethers and Leona gives you such a warm welcome.
Listen in as we talk about how owning a yarn shop was not LJ's first career dream! We also discuss knitting communities, introverted natures of knitters, craft and mental health and WIPS of DOOOOOM!
This episode should have had a bit more content, as promised last episode, but my laptop has gone to heaven and some of that material is currently lost. Apologies if you were looking forward to a meaningful knit story this week, i will bring you more another episode!
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