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Easter Elegance 2019

Easter Elegance 2019

Easter's not far away, and everyone's getting ready to hunt for treats left by rabbits and decorate eggs.But boiled eggs are either eaten at the end of the day, or thrown away before they go bad. A more long-lasting alternative? Our polystyrene eggs!

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French General French Hood

French General French Hood

Clever connections are... well, clever. So I figured it would be clever to make a fantastical 16th century French Hood using one of the French General fabric collections. My chosen collection: Jardin de Versailles. While not exactly period accur

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Pearls for More Than Jewellery

Pearls for More Than Jewellery

Love pearls but hate wearing them? Look no further than Pearl Clay!(Not real pearls, before anyone asks.)Coming in packs of three colours; simply split the clear modelling compound between the pots of pearls, mix it in well (I recommend repeatedly st

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Cotton Yarns are for more than dishcloths!

Cotton Yarns are for more than dishcloths!

Cotton Yarns are for more than dishcloths!Cotton yarn has been traditionally associated with this very essential and functional piece of kit. Dishcloth making can be fun, easy and quite satisfying, and with such an array of colours now available

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Experimenting with Adriafil Self-Stripers

Experimenting with Adriafil Self-Stripers

Experimenting with Adriafil Self-Stripers Why the Adriafil Yarns?Adriafil has always been a favourite in our little shop. They seem to have a knack for getting their yarn right, every time. Always high quality, decently priced and easy to w

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Lisa Richardson CAL no. 2!!!!!

Crochet a blanket in installments!Hello out there! how's everyone getting on? Anyone getting their teeth into this GORGEOUS crochet project? Well here is part 2!!Good thing about this is that hopefully it encourages completion of a project and anyone

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Our new shop

Attention all artists, we have been spending the last month working hard to setup a new shop dedicated to selling art supplies. From paints, pads, pencils, pens to paper we hope to have the new website running within the month so keep an eye out for

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The Lisa Richardson Crochet Along 2017 by Rowan Yarns

I don't blog often. As the owner of bricks and mortar shop I do excessive amounts of chatting daily to customers. As anyone who visits knows! Generally there is daily running theme which we encourage customers whether they are regulars or just p

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Kaffe Fassett Knit Along - week 2 - Ascending Squares

Kaffe Fassett Knit Along - week 2 - Ascending Squares

Kaffe Fassett Knit Along - week 2 - Ascending Squares or Descending Squares, whichever you choose. Make 2Hope you are having fun with the first square! I found a knitters thimble helps to keep the tension even and reduces the problem of the yarns twi

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Rowans Kaffe Fassett Knit Along 30th March 2017

Rowans Kaffe Fassett Knit Along 30th March 2017

The latest Rowan Knit along is nearly here! Knit a few squares per week following the free patterns released by Rowan over the next 14 weeks and you will end up with a glorious throw of approx 188cm x 200cm designed by Kaffe Fassett and created

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New Gossypium Cotton yarn by Erika Knight

New Gossypium Cotton yarn by Erika Knight

If you have been stomping around the the yarn section for at least as long as me you probably have noticed Erika Knights contribution to knitting design. Now gone independent this lady has brought out her own brand of yarns which like herself is simp

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Granny square Workshop 30th April 2016

Granny square Workshop 30th April 2016

If I had  pound for every person who told me that they can only crochet granny squares I would be alot richer than I currently am. What can't you do with a granny square?Blankets, shawls, cushion covers, bags, throws, clothes, hats... whatever y

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Our gorgeous fabrics!

Our gorgeous fabrics!

Hello everyone.I thought it was about time we introduced our fabrics. I had my interest in patchwork fired up when I was 11 years old by my home economics teacher who already saw me as a lost cause gave me the rag bag and suggested I gave it a go. At

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Tatty Teddy

Tatty Teddy

DMC have teamed up with Tatty Teddy with a few lovely goodies for everyone..... We have mini cross stitch as well as 3 crochet patterns available individually as well as kits to make up for your wee one using DMC Natura Cotton, a 4ply ultra soft cott

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Clangers!

Clangers!

Well we all love a Clanger and the Radio Times has published a pattern to make your very own! Made from a ball of Rowan Pure Wool Dk Just add felt and stuffing of course!http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-06-09/knit-your-own-tiny-clanger

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Goodbye Old Site, Hello New! Outback Yarns Upgraded!

Dear Past, Present (and hopefully future!) CustomersWelcome to 2015! We all hope you have had a safe and happy holiday (and made lots of New Year’s Resolutions to do with crafts and knitting!).With a new year, we are happy to announce our transfer fr

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Your first blog post!

New Store!!!!!We have worked long and hard to create a brand new store for our beautiful selection of yarns and accessories!We hope you like it and enjoy browsing amongst the delectable offerings we have in store. Please feel free to drop in to our r

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