Unravel 2013

unravel 2013 image - credit - illustration by Amy Blackwell, comissioned by Farnham Maltings

unravel 2013

saturday 23rd & sunday 24th february 2013

If you’re anywhere near Farnham next weekend then make sure you get your tickets for Unravel. Last year was my first time at this festival which is brilliantly organised and has a lovely, relaxed vibe. Whether you’re a keen knitter or crocheter  or a total novice there’s bound to be something to tempt you.

There are workshops, expert talks, inspiring demonstrations, a catwalk fashion show, Best In Show and even yours truly doing a live Ask Jeanette session on Saturday afternoon (gulp!). 

Once again I’ll be exhibiting  in the Tannery where I’ll be selling my range of delicious yarns, patterns and knitting kits as well as Knitglobal’s brilliant sock yarn.

Tickets can be booked online here or buy them on the day at the door.

Come along and say hello

J x

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Unravel(led) and Unpacked..well almost

Well since my last post the house has continued to improve and although we’re not quite there yet we do actually have a fully functioning kitchen! That said,  there are still unpacked boxes everywhere, my clothes are covered in inches of masonry dust that never seems to stop settling and half our possessions are still in storage somewhere in Edinburgh  waiting to make the journey 500 miles south. I’m hoping that within a month we’ll be able to settle into life without building work, dust, the smell of paint or a tradesman arriving at 8 o’clock in the morning. So whilst we’re still living in a little bit of chaos I’m trying to work as there’s a lot going on in the next month.

First off there’s Unravel which takes place this weekend

I’ve heard lots of good this about this festival which boasts not just knitting but workshops, talks, handspun yarns and a fashion show. It’s also a good opportunity to catch up with old friends so I’m looking forward to seeing Susie Johnson from the Wool Sanctuary (who I haven’t seen since the days when we both worked for Rowan) and Fiona Henderson of High Fibre Design (who I used to work with at Bucks New University). If you’re in the area why not pop along and say hello? I’ll be there with lots of beautifully soft yarns to squish, patterns and tomorrow I’ll be making up some kits to take along too.

The other really exciting thing happening in the next month is that I’ll be travelling over to Germany for the Handarbeit & Hobby trade show where I’ll be launching some new designs for the Baby Alpaca DK and Baby Alpaca / Silk 4ply yarns. For now though I think I’ll try and get an early night….you can guarantee there’ll be someone smelling of paint knocking at the door in the morning.

 

Knit Nation is round the corner!

Well after months and months of anticipation Knit Nation is almost upon us and this will be my first year showing in the Marketplace. I travelled down last year for the Ravelry talk with Jess and Casey and had a quick opportunity to nosey around at the various vendors. There was such a lovely selection I decided I had to do it, so I’ll be there next week.

I was really hoping to launch 2 new yarns at the show but unfortunately there have been delays in production which mean that they won’t arrive in time. Though I’m really disappointed I will be bringing the wonderfully soft Chunky Baby Alpaca, Worsted Spun Cashmere and a selection of my printed patterns as well as of course Collection  One and 14 shades of the Knitglobal 4ply Sock Yarn.

I’ve got together with the lovely Emma at Atomic Knitting to create an exclusive extra gift with purchases over £25.00 plus there’ll be a chance to win a copy of Collection One plus yarn to knit one of the projects. Events like this are a great excuse to catch up with friends and hopefully making lots of new ones so if Knit Nation is even half as good as last year, it will be brilliant.

Hope to see you there