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
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Today I'm delighted to bring you two longer interviews which show a portrait of just some of the incredible people making big steps in the British wool indiestry. You will definitely need to grab a drink and grab a WIP and settle in as we meet Julie Rutter from Black Isle Yarns to discuss why she was inspired to start her yarn business, sourcing wool from around her in the Highlands.
Joy and Bobbie from The Knitting Goddess and Clare Tunney from Fourways Dorset also chat with me about creating a 100% British grown, spun and dyed yarn and also of the story behind the yarn, with Clare's flock, which she took over when her dad sadly died in 2015.
Such a lot of incredible work going on here to create bespoke yarns that we can't wait to make with!
KnitBritish is sponsored by The Edinburgh Yarn Festival.
EYF is the UK's premier urban knitting event and is running from 9-12th March.
With workshops from world class tutors; a yarn-packed market place full of hand-picked vendors; with meet ups, demos and the Blacker Yarns Podcast Lounge - the Edinburgh Yarn Festival is a truly a haven and an important date on every yarn-lovers calendar.
To buy tickets, your copy of Wool Tribe and to keep updated on all EYF news click here.
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