Going to Fibre East: I need to learn how to spin wool?! Uh oh…

I'm very excited about attending my first actual fibre festival. As far as I can tell, there don't seem to be any events like them in Ireland, which is sad. Good thing is Fibre East is really easy to get to from Luton airport nearby. And so it's a short hop for me from Belfast… Continue reading Going to Fibre East: I need to learn how to spin wool?! Uh oh…

Yarn review: Blacker Yarns, Gotland 4 ply

I almost want to write six different reviews for this yarn, but you'd think I was crazy right? But I have to say the three colours of the wool have subtle differences so you'd need three. Then I'd have to write a review in three different stitches and needle sizes. And I'm only talking about… Continue reading Yarn review: Blacker Yarns, Gotland 4 ply

Learning about wool spinning at New Lanark Mill in Scotland

There's really so much to see at New Lanark, but I wish I had spent less time looking at fibreglass mannequins, and more time up in the mill on the 4th floor. That was exciting and real. Visiting the mill If you're going, I'd recommend you could plan a full day just around the mill,… Continue reading Learning about wool spinning at New Lanark Mill in Scotland

Going to Scotland! Visiting New Lanark Mill

I couldn't quite convince my husband about going to Wales this coming weekend. Where I could "just pop into" Wonderwool. But when he said "Scotland" and "Ferry" it quickly brought to mind, New Lanark Mills.Nice thing is, you can get both the tour of the woolen mill, but also a good history of "utopian socialism"… Continue reading Going to Scotland! Visiting New Lanark Mill

Yarn review: Jacob/ Mohair 50/50 DK by Blacker Yarns

Right now, on Blacker Yarns site, they have some sampler packs of their wool. You can choose natural or dyed, dk, aran, etc. Like they say, this is like getting a mixed case of wine. You can try¬† loads of different ones! I've been buying one off balls so this, to me, looks like a… Continue reading Yarn review: Jacob/ Mohair 50/50 DK by Blacker Yarns