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Stash Enhancement Opportunities, 19thC Style

Today I thought I’d journey back in time to the 19thC wool shop/yarn store. Why don’t you come along for the ride? When I was a kid in the 1960s, there was an old fashioned draper’s in our village. I used to be enthralled by that shop; all the shiny wooden shelves, and unchanged Victorian […]

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Knitting with the Brontes

        In this month’s ‘Yarnwise’, I took a look at the knitting sticks in the collection of the Bronte Parsonage Museum, here in Yorkshire.  And came to some interesting conclusions about the knitting sticks, and the Brontes’ experience of knitting. One conclusion I came to was that at least half of the […]