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  • Pre Ally Pally Sale Time

    27th Sep 2018

    Pre Ally Pally Sale Time

    And so the Ally Pally (The Knitting and Stitching Show, The Alexandra Palace, London (just in case)) packing begins … The first time I exhibited at the AP I can say that I had absolutely no idea what…

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  • (Wonder)Wool for the Soul

    3rd May 2018

    (Wonder)Wool for the Soul

    I am just about recovered after Wonderwool last weekend!  It has taken me a while to come down as it was all just so perfect (if a little chilly and well, chilly weather means aran is still selli…

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  • Edinburgh Yarn Fest 2018

    27th Mar 2018

    Edinburgh Yarn Fest 2018

    I have seen a few other blog posts about EYF with ‘Where to even start!’ as the question and I have to say, I’m the same.  It has taken me over a week to sit down and write this, the first few da…

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  • EYF 2018 Prep

    12th Mar 2018

    EYF 2018 Prep

    Instagram and Facebook are very dangerous at the moment … there are growing piles of gorgeous yarns in almost every feed as dyers and shops prepare for EYF.  The Loveliest Yarn Company is not exh…

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  • 48 Hours to Show

    26th Feb 2018

    48 Hours to Show

    Lots of show things are done way in advance (now that I have experience!) - the stand is booked since last year, the accommadation is booked (4 doors down from last years AirBNB so we even know the go…

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  • My Yarndale Shopping list

    22nd Sep 2017

    My Yarndale Shopping list

    Right at this moment I am not going to Yarndale this year. Honestly I am not. I’m definitely not. I am not going to get Simon out of bed at 5am on Sunday morning and say ‘well, why don’t we …’ … for s…

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  • The Festival of Quilts 2017

    22nd Aug 2017

    The Festival of Quilts 2017

    Taking a stand at shows means that I often have complementary tickets to give away but recently I won a ticket to The Festival of Quilts in the NEC.  I had been debating going as I am a bit of a…

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  • My EYF Experience

    11th Mar 2017

    My EYF Experience

    I don’t like the word ‘review’ as it might imply a level of expertise / authority on yarn shows which I most certainly don't have so I'd like to share my experience of this great show instead!To Go or…

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  • The Questions of Yarn Shows

    15th Oct 2016

    The Questions of Yarn Shows

    My first real ‘Buy all the Yarns’ Show was Yarndale in its second year.  It was a revelation and the start of a love affair that has gone on and on.  Beautiful yarns, all together in one pla…

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  • 10 more things I learnt

    14th Oct 2016

    10 more things I learnt

    It was an amazing experience to exhibit at The Knitting & Stitching Show. I met amazing knitters with fab stories, talked about yarn and knitting to my hearts desire, and I even got to meet some o…

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  • 10 things I learnt this week

    3rd Oct 2016

    10 things I learnt this week

    Poor Simon. Last Monday he woke up at 6:55am to hear ‘I’ve had an idea’. Some 2am thinking and inspiration from other yarn folk had led to the thought that The Loveliest Yarn Company needed a stand at…

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