Old Friends and New…
I’ve been meeting up with old friends and making new ones these past few weeks. Gorgeous Yarns has been at 3BagsFull in Liskeard, and last weekend at Kelly House for their Woolly Weekend event. Old friends have been saying hello, and to my delight, telling me what lovely things they have been making with their purchases from last year’s event. It has also been lovely to renew friendships with other yarn business owners like Tina Barrett from The Cornish Gansey Company and Steph Thornton of Perran yarns. We share a passion for quality yarns to knit and crochet with and its been great to share ideas and plans too. If you like unique, hand made products and gifts, then you can’t beat going to an artisan show, meeting the makers and making friends. They will soon be like old friends! The last show this year that Gorgeous Yarns are at is at StitchFest SW in Totnes. Come along if you can, and say hello!
I have been busy designing a couple of patterns that I will soon be able to share with you. I have a knit or crochet hat pattern which takes 1 skein of Aran and is free with purchases of our Purely Gorgeous Colours. I’ve also been working on some adult welly socks knitted in Frangipani Guernsey 5ply and a 4 ply shawl inspired by my trip to Forde Abbey for the show there. What do you think of the leaf shawl edging?
The shawl is being knitted in our new plant dyed range of 4ply Polwarth wool, Gorgeously Natural which is only available at events at the moment. I plan to dye a lot more, and launch it on the website in May next year. (I’ll keep you in touch with how that goes.)
If you are following us on Facebook you will have seen that we are having an extension put on to the side of the house. This will mean that Gorgeous Yarns will have a bigger HQ (exciting) and I will also have a space I can work on my plant dye where I won’t be disturbed. I expect the work will be finished towards the end of November, so please forgive me if I’m a bit distracted! Talking of plant dyeing, I am hoping to set up a newsletter sign up with a once or twice a month newsletter about creating and growing a dye garden, and foraging for dye stuffs in the Cornish hedgerows. I’ll post the link in a blog soon for you to sign up.
Last bit of news, I have been working with a talented designer and photographer, Jordan Weeks. He has taken new photographs for us and I hope you like them as much as I do. Our home page photo this month is one of his…..
Bye for now old friends and new!