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  • Operation Social Justice

    15th Mar 2020

    Operation Social Justice

    It has given me great pleasure over the last number of months to see how much more representative the yarn community has become of people of colour and other minority groups. There is a long way to go…

    Published by Michelle

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  • The Wool Barn Unboxing

    11th Sep 2019

    The Wool Barn Unboxing

    I first met Maya from The Wool Barn at Fibre East about five years ago now I think and it was yarn love at first sight!  I bought some of her beautiful pale silks and some of her sock yarns an…

    Published by Michelle

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  • A Studio of my own

    16th Aug 2019

    A Studio of my own

    I am sharing this this week as many people have kids and other family/friends receiving A Level (UK) and Leaving Cert (Ireland) results and, as well as the headlines about great results, there will be…

    Published by Michelle

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  • Banshee Yarns Launch Plans

    3rd Jun 2019

    Banshee Yarns Launch Plans

    Banshee Yarns will officially launch at Woollinn Yarn Festival in Dublin on June 14th.  The Loveliest Yarn Company, our sister company, will be hosting the launch on their stand at the sh…

    Published by Shee

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  • The best laid plans

    15th Jan 2019

    The best laid plans

    We are back from our week of being closed for stock taking and our little January holiday. That week was supposed to be sock and shawl WIPs with a lot of family time, leading into this week which was…

    Published by Michelle

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  • GDPR, the excitement of it

    21st May 2018

    GDPR, the excitement of it

    You’ll have seen loads of stuff about the General Data Protection Regulation being introduced by the European Union and I bet you are so excited to see even more about it : ).  It is dry and at t…

    Published by Michelle

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  • Together for Women

    17th May 2018

    Together for Women

    A huge thank you to everyone who bought the Repeal and Choice yarns that were dyed to raise money for the Together for Yes campaign.  It has also been so touching to receive many lovely messages…

    Published by Michelle

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  • Saying goodbye to Dovestone

    27th Jan 2018

    Saying goodbye to Dovestone

    This time of year is quite a heady time to be a yarn store as many of the wholesale businesses are launching new yarns and it's a constant battle not to 'Buy all the things'. Baa Ram Ewe have launched…

    Published by Michelle

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  • Clearance (aka Renewing the Yarn Budget!)

    11th Jul 2017

    Clearance (aka Renewing the Yarn Budget!)

    I thought for a while (albeit not long and hard!) before I added the Clearance section to the site.  I love everything I stock so why would I suddenly add them to the online equivalent of a barga…

    Published by Michelle

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  • Our 1st Birthday

    23rd Jun 2017

    Our 1st Birthday

    A year. A whole year.  Half of small businesses fail in their first five years so there is a little distance to go but I’m 20% of the way there ; ). I’m not sure I have the words for the las…

    Published by Michelle

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  • Definitely Not The Loveliest Yarn

    22nd Jun 2017

    Definitely Not The Loveliest Yarn

    Back in December I wrote about my first attempt at hand-dyeing yarn in which I mentioned in passing that I might dye some for the shop occasionally … Well, here it is … a tiny quantity of our own h…

    Published by Michelle

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