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Waltham Abbey Wool Show

We had a super early start on Sunday to drive over to Waltham Abbey for 7am to get set up for the day. I always have trouble getting to sleep the night before a show so it was no surprise that I woke at 3.20am! It was our first time doing this show and we really enjoyed it. We dyed a special self-striping colourway for the show (still a few cakes left over on our Etsy shop so go grab one if you like it because we won’t be dyeing any more in exactly the same colourway!)

My friend Helen came to see us at the show and took some nice photos (just as well because I only got a couple of snaps!) and also fetched us food and much needed caffeine! I forgot to take a photo before the crowds arrived so our self-striping yarn display is looking a bit untidy here!

My Alum Bay shawl got lots of attention during the show – it often confuses people as they aren’t quite sure if it’s knitting or crochet and that’s because it’s Tunisian crochet! I remembered to take along a Tunisian hook this time so that I could show people the basics. I’m working on some ideas for other Tunisian patterns, including something more suitable as a first Tunisian project. If you’ve done a little bit of Tunisian and know the basics, then you should be able to tackle this pattern – I have created short videos showing how to do all the stitches used so it’s a great way to learn some new stitch patterns.

Next year’s Waltham Abbey Wool Show is on the 19th January so get the date in your diary! Full details will be up on the WAWS website.

Our next show is Unravel This is a 3 day event, from Friday 22nd Feb – Sunday 24th Feb (only 4 weeks to go – eeek!) Tickets are on sale now! It’s our first time as exhibitors at Unravel and we’re really looking forward to the show. We’re planning to have a couple of new self-striping colourways ready to launch at Unravel and also plan to have our Launceston base (Alpaca / silk / cashmere gorgeousness!) available in 4ply, alongside our laceweight and DK versions. We’ll have hand dyed fibre, needle snugs and Eucalan wool wash too.

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