Exhibitions, yarn shows and fibre festivals

Church Gate – a plethora of craft shops

Loughborough is a large town in the East Midlands. It has an excellent university (HQ for Team GB during London 2012), several fantastic markets, lots of Victorian terraces, many Art Deco buildings in the town centre, a small medieval area, one of the few working bell foundries in the UK…


Patchwork plants

Hydrangea macrophylla - mophead hydrangea I've been inspired by nature from an early age. In particular, I love plants and have fond memories of helping my father with his allotments. He taught me to identify common plants and to grow vegetables from seed. Knautia arvensis - field scabious The success…


Fair Isle Yarn

As a knitter I love yarn and my favourite yarn is wool. I also love colour and the Fair Isle technique, so it was inevitable that eventually, I should buy yarn from Shetland. Shetland Spindrift, from Jamieson's of Shetland, is spun from wool produced by Shetland sheep, and every process…