Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Yarndale - Preparing Fibre For My Spin City Stall

Batts on my studio shelves, including my new planet inspired colours! 
Yarndale is almost upon us! If you have never been, it is a crazy show full of colourful crochet and stuffed full of all the yarn, needles, fibre and patterns you could ever dream of. Even the crafters who turn up appear to be more colourful! One of the highlights for me last year was seeing all the gorgeous crochet cardigans and coats people were wearing at the show. There's a real community atmopshere, which is a pleasure to be part of. If you don't know already, Yarndale was created by the wonderful crochet designer Attic24, check out her designs for some gorgeous project ideas!
Wensleydale lock batts! Locks-a-licious! 
I've been working away in my studio at home in Cambridge preparing for the show- carding batts, dyeing fibre and making more spindles! 
I'm creating a range of batts inspired by the planets- in the first picture you can see the hot pinks of "Venus". I've also been going lock mad and carding up locks-a-licious batts chock full of Wensleydale curls or suri alpaca. These are proper art batts for free-form spinning! 
Dyeing Wensleydale locks in my garden 

Only four more sleeps until the show! I've got my Air BnB booked in a nearby village and new business cards printed, i'm almost ready! 

See you at the show! 
Louise x


  1. Hope we get to see pics of your Yarndale stall! Have fun x

    1. Awh thank you Lisa! I will try and remember to take some pictures! I'm always in such a panic before everyone comes in that I never remember. This time! xx

  2. I wish I could come! It's not far for me to travel but I'm working and have no money anyway :( Hope you have a successful show and I definitely second the wish for photos :D xxx