From men’s only knitting classes to prison programs, festival hangouts and grassroots organisations, more guys are shedding the stereotypes, picking up their yarn and needles and stitching together a new knitting movement!
Made to measure with reinforced heels from 100% Superwash wool, warm, breathable and machine wash friendly.
Yarn: Superwash Wool: Blue
Making Fee: £15.00
We can’t spend all our time immersed in creating with string and sticks or hooks much as we might wish to. Time in nature can be inspirational, invigorating and rejuvenating. Doodads like this can help you make the most of what you do.
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If a nice cup of something is a must for when you’re crafting, this giveaway could be right up your alley. Follow the Link …..
Another useful Fibre profile
Continuing with our occasional look at the different yarns and fibres we can use in our knitting and crochet, we turn to alpaca which is soft, cosy and drapes beautifully.
Where does the yarn come from?
Alpaca yarn comes from the fleeces of alpacas, a South American camelid related to Llamas. The animals originate in the Andes but are increasingly bred and farmed in Europe.
Although, due to selective breeding, the most common colour is white, fleeces come in 22 natural colours including black, browns, fawns, silver-greys, and rose-greys.
There are two types of alpaca – huacaya (pictured) and suri. The huacaya’s fibre grows vertically out of its skin in crimped bundles with what is described as a “teddy bear” look. Suri fibre grows in bundles that twist and hang down on the animal.
The huacaya fibre is more akin to wool and produced in a similar way through carding…
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Made to measure in a style to accommodate a luxuriant mane, this hat will keep you cosy with the minimum of hat hair. Pompoms are also detachable for easy laundering.
Making Fee: £7.50