Being a tourist in my hometown

My Hometown I was going to write about knitting this week, but instead I'm writing about my hometown. I've lived in various cities in several countries and found the residents are always proud of their city. I've come to the conclusion that people from my hometown are unassuming, modest and…

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The big craft shows

Diary Dates for the Big Craft Shows Up-to-date details of UK yarn and fibre festivals are now here. In my last post I wrote about some of the smaller, individual and independent shows I have visited and others I’d like to visit. In this post I'm covering UK craft events organised by…

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See Textiles at Nine Independent Shows

Banish the Winter Blues Up-to-date details of UK yarn and fibre festivals are now here. I don't know about you, but the winter months are not my favourite time of year. If it's not raining, it's cloudy, dull, damp and cold. We can't make the Sun come out, but we…

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'Knitwear: from Chanel to Westwood' at the FTM

Off to London I first heard about the 'Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood' exhibition about a year ago and have been looking forward to it ever since then. So, a few weekends ago, armed with needles and yarn I took the train to London. The Fashion and Textile Museum is in Bermondsey just…

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