WoolWork is the new name for KnitBritish Join me on my journey of woolly discovery celebrating the unique characteristics of local wool, from sheep to skein, to finished object. You can visit knitbritish.net and follow me on twitter and IG @_woolwork

episode 59 - back it up!


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This month our sponsor is The Knitting Goddess. Joy produces luxury hand-dyed yarns from British wool. In the online shop in addition to incredible hand-dye - such as the incomparable BritSock and the new Wensleydale and Shetland 4ply - you will find screen printed bags and notebooks, hand-crafted stitch markers and great yarn clubs too. Drop by the shop and go be enabled!

I'm back after a bit of a fraught week – listen in to understand exactly why you should back up your computers right away. Don’t end up with a sad tale, like me!


Today I talk about my visit to The Countess Ablaze open studio with BritYarn. I also think about #MeMadeMay and have a meaningful knit story from Mairead for you.

In the news segment check out Karie Westermann's announcement that she is working on a book project! Also don't forget that 11th June is Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl - are you crawlin in Edinburgh this year?

There is a yarn review of Wensleydale and Shetland 4ply from The Knitting Goddess. This is a custom spun yarn for Joy - 100% grown, processed, spun and dyed in the UK. It is 85% Wensleydale 15% Shetland and has been created with a high twist to make a hardwearing yarn with great stitch definition - perfect for any accessory or garment. These two breeds make a yarn that makes fabric that has a real longevity and the resulting yarn is full of texture and character. Listen in for full woolly appreciation. The yarn comes in 100g/400m skeins and costs £18.50.


There is a very special giveaway courtesy of Joy, The Knitting Goddess, to win a very bespoke skein of Wensleydale and Shetland wool. Details in the podcast and entry via the KB rav group. This is a really special prize, thanks so much to Joy for being so very generous.






Carefree by Kevin McLeod and Singin’ in The Rain by David Mumford – Both are on FreeMusicArchive.

I am using a new laptop to record/edit so I still have L plates! Apologies if the sound peaks in some places. 




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