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,How much yarn do I need for....?'

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,How much yarn do I need for....?'

Learn how to calculate your yardage/metrage. How much yarn do you need to make...

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Double interview wit Viviane from Conscious Creatives

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Double interview wit Viviane from Conscious Creatives

Viviane is the brain and beauty behind some very inspiring and relaxing retreats. Focussing on wool/knitting or other crafts. Viviane and myself interview each other and talk about a conscious lifestyle at home and at work. 

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E-wol-lution

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E-wol-lution

We’ve got too much of too much and it’s starting to itch… Little trickles of guilt are seeping through our yarn stash. And at the same time we feel like ‘we’re worth it’. Sounds familiar? Read on. I feel the weight of the ‘too much’ in my shop because people tell me about it all the time and I feel it too but I still need to sell more stuff to be able to earn a living and run my business. There’s a bit of antithesis here. I have been struggling with this thought and where to go with this...

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FREE leg warmer pattern

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FREE leg warmer pattern

I have been in love with the Little Grey Sheep yarns for years. I remember almost begging Emma at one Edinburgh Yarn Fest to let me sell her yarns.  At that point the farm didn't sell to shops and as the years passed I collected a bunch of her lovely yarns.  Eventually she caved to my pleads and let me sell a some of her mini skeins in my shop. A year or two later I am now one of few proud re-sellers of her yarns and the official stockist for the Netherlands.  I loved her colours/yarn so much that...

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Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019

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Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019

Potverdikkie, wat hebben we hard gewerkt op het Edinburgh Yarn Festival. Drie Saskia's in een camper die Hortensia heet volgestampt met wol (de camper, niet de Saskia's), de boot op, de woelige baren overleven, de boot af, links rijden en over kronkelige weggetjes op weg naar Schotland.  Saskia maas was stoer en bestelde Haggis... maar ik keek vooral uit naar de sticky toffee pudding... De stand bleek een derde kleiner dan verwacht, maar we zijn creatief en maakten er een heel gezellig en mooie kraam van. De eerste twee nachten sliepen we amper van de excitement en vermoeidheid. Ik liep tegen een...

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