Love Wool

I was really excited last year to see one of my favourite yarn stores supporting Campaign for Wool and this year Fibre and Clay will be making my Wool Week extra special with a visit from Lilith, better known as Old Maiden Aunt, who will be bringing her gorgeous yarns for a Trunk Show at the shop in Knutsford. Riana, who owns the shop wrote on the Fibre and Clay Ravelry group:

She will be here on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th September. Please join us any time from 5pm onwards on the Thursday to 3pm on the Friday afternoon. No need to book, just arrive!

I can’t wait to see the yarns and no doubt will come home a bit poorer, but it’s so rare I get the opportunity to buy Old Maiden Aunt except online so I’ll be making the most of it. Luckily, I’m working at the shop on the 8th, so I’ll get a sneaky peak while Lilith sets up!

Many UK  yarn manufacturers are supporting  the campaign during British Wool Week, which runs from the 5th to the 11th September 2011. Including Rowan who have made some of their British Sheep Breed patterns available via their website ( can pick up your free Rowan patterns for Love Wool here). I’m particularly fond of the cushion.

Full details of how you can take part are available on the Love Wool website and you can watch the Campaign for Wool video for more information on why Prince Charles launched the initiative or read the The Campaign for Wool 2011 press release .

I’ll be doing my bit by adding another couple of squares to my “Dales Blanket” which is made entirely from Rowan’s new Fine Tweed. Whatever your favourite yarns are, make time this week to explore what British Wool has to offer, you never know, you might be pleasantly surprised by what’s on offer.

Next Post
Leave a comment

6 Comments

  1. Thanks for all the links – I love the cushion too, but don’t think I will add it to my already too long to-do list!! Started knitting my socks last night with the Fibrespates ‘Scrumptious’ silk/merino yarn …… it really is scrumptious to knit with! Looking forward to seeing what you buy at the trunk show – have fun!

    Like

  2. Tracey Todhunter

     /  September 1, 2011

    I’d love to see your socks Anne. I’m a big fan of Fyberspates. I’m half way through a pair in Fyberspates Sparkle Sock, but they’ve been frogged 3 times as I didn’t pay enough attention to the pattern (my own fault)!

    Like

  3. Jackie and I will be there on the Friday..can’t wait! As for slippers on my blog, I have a pattern and thinking of making it available on the website. Hope to see you next week Hx

    Like

  4. I love it when someone shows passion in what they do…..your passion shines Tracey.
    I have never had an interest in knitting or crochet, a few failed attempts from my Mum’s old readers digest’s when I was young put paid to that, but you make it interesting…your words..your pictures..they fit so very well together…..you should be in every craft magazine on the high street…..I think I would actually buy them get my needles out and have a go…although crochet was always my favorite failure as it only had one needle…..but I do so miss the sound of two clicking together…it always takes me back to being nine in the sitting room with my Mum or Nana x

    keep it up sweetheart… your infectious x

    Like

  5. Tracey Todhunter

     /  September 1, 2011

    Thanks Andrea, if only I had your skills with a camera! I’m sure your kids will grow up remembering the sound of clicking – only it will be of a laptop as you create all those beautiful memories. Tx

    Like

  6. bless you chicken xxx

    Like

If you liked this post, please click the share buttons and tell your friends. Thank you

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Follow Me

  • I’m Tracey Todhunter. I’m a freelance writer. specialising in green / ethical living – with a “sideline” in craft!

  • Follow Baking and Making on WordPress.com
  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • Today I have been planning recipes, working on new design commissions - and tidying my small, but perfectly formed  stash of beautiful British wool!
#bririshwool #britishfibre #wool #stashenhancement #minimalism #knittersofinstagram #crochet Slow down, look around you and see the beauty in small things. Breathe fresh air, watch sunsets, make time for friendship, love and laughter. 
A bit philosophical for a wet Tuesday morning, felt the need to remind myself there is beauty in the ordinary. 
#slowliving #naturelovers #foraging #permaculture #homesteading #keepthewildinyou #hedgerows #beautyintheordinary Passionflower. One of the joys of our holiday this year was stumbling across the unexpected. We walked past a garden fence covered in these flowers & their ripening fruit. In my schoolgirl French I asked the elderly gentleman if I could take a photo, in better English than my French he invited us in to admire his plot. You can read more about him on the blog, where I've also been writing about how having too much can be a good thing - even if you're a minimalist!
#slowliving #minimalism #permaculture #ediblegarden #girlgardener #zerowaste #livingwithless #bakingandmaking #homesteading #simplethings Star baker! Finally got a photo of me wearing my new sweatshirt, bought from @mirandagorebrowne I ♥♥♥ it so much. The fabric is soft, it fits really well and now washed 3 times it still looks like new! Go buy one before they sell out (also available: "nice buns" & "jammy dodger")
#starbaker #gbbo #kitchenschool #bakemeacakeasfastasyoucan  #bakersofinstagram #baking #lovelythings #instafood #eatme I miss this view so much. Even our current view of sunset over the wheat fields can't compare to a French field of sunflowers!
#naturelover #sunflowers #yellow #countryliving #slowliving #simplethings #keepthewildinyou #floral #seaofflowers #seekthesimplicity #pursuepretty Colour inspiration on a walk through the fields. Love this shade of blue.
#beautyintheordinary #simplethings #simpleliving #slowliving #colourinspiration #wildflowers #keepthewildinyou
  • Previously on the blog…

  • Recent Posts

  • Categories

  • Currently Reading (not sponsored): No Serial Number

  • Products I love (not sponsored): 9 Meals from Anarchy Veg Stock

  • Engaging the Public with Climate Change (Co Author):

  • Crochet: Learn It, Love It (Author)

  • Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet (Author):

  • The Drift Collection (Contributor):

  • Whimsical Hats (Contributor):

  • Hand Made (Contributor):

  • Dorling KIndersely Guide to Crochet (Contributor)

  • The Legal Stuff:

%d bloggers like this: