Warm yourself up with some winter woolies

If you’re feeling the chill with the recent cold spell then we have the answer – beautiful handknitted goods, yarn to knit your own creations, capes, winter dresses and more! Below is a selection of the items we have in store, but do call in to see the full range…

 
‘Swallows Fly North’ a hat pattern from Yorkshire’s to Dye For. Also available as a kit.

Yorkshire’s to Dye For has some new yarns just in – including Aran weight Falkland wool from organically farmed sheep in the South Atlantic.  There’s also some beautiful chunky baby alpaca and some very special cashmere and silk (laceweight).  There are plenty of double knit and other aran weight yarns too, all in natural fibres and all hand dyed.  Some yarns are also available using natural dyes.   Yarn is all sourced from local suppliers.  If you don’t see the colour or type of yarn you’d like Barbara will dye some for you to order.  Hats, mittens and accessories are all available in the shop or commission something either for yourself or as a gift.  Knitting and crochet classes can also be arranged.  

Bobbin Around has a range of her beautiful cobweb felted scarves in store.

 

Cobweb felting is a process which creates a strong piece of work from only one layer of wool, which is lightweight but super warm. The result is finer than other felting methods . Naturally occurring holes are created -hence ‘cobweb’- and are part of the attraction of this method. Olive oil soap to produce my scarves, which come in a wide range of colours and are priced at £20 each from Fabrication . This felting method produces a soft lightweight  scarf which can be worn against the skin. After care is easy too, just hand wash, do not spin, just wring out excess water and dry flat on a radiator.

On the clothing front, Ages of Elegance have some gorgeous winter dresses in store (and also make to order so no worrying about finding the right size for you) and Rowan Tree Designs has a variety of elegant capes, wraps and shrugs to keep out the cold.

And once you’ve bought all your woolies, we have something to help you look after them too…

 

Keep your winter woolies feeling soft and smelling fresh with Woolly Wash from LITTLE BEAU SHEEP. This gentle washing liquid has a high, natural lanolin content which restores and refreshes your fine woollens and other delicate fabrics. Perfect for this time of year.

Also made from 100% wool are the sheep dryer balls. Simply pop them in your tumble dryer and they will reduce your drying times by separating the layers of laundry, allowing the hot air to circulate. They also eliminate the need for fabric softeners or dryer sheets as they soften clothes naturally, increasing fluffiness and reducing static as the dryer tumbles. They are cute too : )