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River Ganseys – Striking t’loop, Swaving, and other Yorkshire Curiosities

Finally, here it is. River Ganseys – Striking t’loop, Swaving, and other Yorkshire Curiosities Revived From the Archives is out on Ravelry. Your actual hard copies will hopefully be ready for Rhinebeck (The New York State Sheep & Wool Festival). The rather wonderful Schoolhouse Press will be stocking the book.  That makes me happy on […]

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Lakeland Colours

Not textiles, but colour related so I thought this would interest some of yous. Yesterday we went to the Pencil Museum in Keswick. (I know how to have a good time). The museum is a former canteen, standing in the grounds of the now empty, old Cumberland Pencils factory. It would make a brilliant set […]