On Holiday in Antwerp (Antwerpen)

We Shall Return! A Quick Glimpse of a Cool City A few years ago I went to Paris and Antwerp as part of my MA course. I've been lucky enough to visit Paris many times and love it. On this occasion we were travelling "student class", which meant a very early…

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Some of My Favourite Yarn Shops

Visit an Independent Yarn Shop Today is the first Yarn Shop Day in the UK. I thought I'd mention some of my favourite yarn shops from around the country. I have visited all of these yarn shops and love them for different reasons. Here they are in alphabetical order. Baa, Ram,…

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Stash Fine Yarns

Yarn Shop Day It's been a while since I last wrote a blog post. I have plenty to write about and lots of photos, but little time to post; life has been extremely busy. So, since it's Yarn Shop Day on Saturday, I thought I'd make my first May post about…

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Crochet, Beyond the Basics

Threads of Life I've been so busy lately that I've not been able to keep up with writing about the things I've been doing. A couple of weekends ago, I went to Threads of Life in Castle Donington to teach a crochet workshop. I first met Sue, the owner, a…

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Learn to Knit or Crochet

In September and October you can learn (or improve) crochet or hand knit with me at two new venues. Knittiquip The first is Knittiquip which is at Breedon Priory, Breedon on the Hill - Breedon is one of those curious places in England which is in one county (Leicestershire), but…

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The Wool Croft in Abergavenny

I'm sure many of us have dreamt about owning a shop full of beautiful yarns, glorious fabrics and happy customers.  Ginevra Croft had that dream and nearly two years ago, she opened The Wool Croft in Abergavenny.  This shop is enticing from the outside, with an attractive window display which allows…

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