Stitches and Hos supports inclusiveLYS.com

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The rainbow sheep image above represents the campaign initiated by designer Ysolda Teague to support and encourage inclusivity within the fibre community.

The symbol behind the sheep is the LGBT Pride flag, but the campaign is to encourage working towards a yarn community that is inclusive of everyone.

Keep an eye on the website for more information about the campaign as it is updated.

We are very proud to support this initiative and welcome everyone to all Stitches and Hos’ events.

M.O.E post 4 – Hand Dyed By Kate

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Hand Dyed By Kate is a small indie yarn dyeing company, based in Swansea, South Wales.  Kate enjoys exploring with colour to create fun, exciting and diverse colour ways, designed to make your yarn projects the star of the show.

From self-striping, to gorgeous multicoloured kettle dyed skeins, and delicate semisolids, Kate’s unique range of dyeing styles will ensure that you will find something for your perfect project.

M.O.E post 3 – Ginger Twist Studio

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Ginger Twist Studio is an indie, vintage inspired, bricks and mortar shop located in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is also the home of Ginger’s Hand Dyed, a range of hand dyed yarns in a wide variety of fibres, weights and colourways.

There is really something for everyone! These are dyed by the proprietor of the shop herself, so come say hello and have a squish!

Campaign for Wool supporter

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We are very proud here at S&H Towers to have been made an official Campaign for Wool supporter.

The Campaign for Wool was initiated and launched by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010 and is a non profit making promotional platform, which inspires and educates consumers about the many natural, sustainable benefits of real woof for fashion, interiors, craft and the built environment.  It is funded by the world’s leading wool organisations, supported by major brands, designers and the wool textile industry and it is now active across the globe.

So, we will be displaying our support of all things real wool with pride.

 

 

M.O.E post 2 – For The Love Of Yarn

Next up in our series of M.O.E (Meet Our Exhibitors) posts are FOR THE LOVE OF YARN

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For The Love Of Yarn sell a wide range of hand painted luxury yarns, dyed in the heart of Scotland. They also stock a range of handmade polymer clay ergonomic crochet hooks in a wide range of styles and themes.

Lisa Harland, the owner makes handmade buttons along with stitch markers, blocking pins, pin cushions and hook rolls

For The Love Of Yarn also offer subscription yarn clubs ranging from single skein clubs to a blanket clubs. The customers receive beautiful hand dyed yarns and added extra handmade items that are locally sourced and support small businesses.

 

M.O.E post 1 – Fig Tree Yarns

Welcome to our new series of M.O.E (Meet Our Exhibitors) blog posts.  These posts are designed to showcase this year’s Yarningham marketplace exhibitors.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting about each of our exhibitors in alphabetical order so that you can get to know them before the show.

First up we have FIG TREE YARNS

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Fig Tree Yarns is a studio and store on the beautiful British Channel Island of Jersey, stocking artisan and inspirational hand-dyed yarns imported mainly from the USA.

Fig Tree Yarns specialises in carrying exquisite yarns that are difficult to obtain in the UK such as Anzula, Shalimar, Swans Island and Dream in Colour. Fig Tree Yarns also seek out exclusive independent hand-dyers from North America for our customers who, we know, enjoy the finest yarns in life.

Let’s Knit magazine ticket giveaway

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Let’s Knit magazine are giving away 5 pairs of Yarningham marketplace tickets.

Yes, you read that correctly. 5 pairs of FREE TICKETS for the marketplace, just given away!

To be in with a chance of winning, head over to the Let’s Knit website before 25 May and follow the simple instructions.  Or, head over to your newsagents and buy your copy now.