October 23, 2014

A Day Out At TOFT Alpaca Farm

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It’s no secret that we’re both big fans of British DIY knitwear and wool company TOFT. We both knitted their beehive hats last year and love their luxury alpaca and wool yarns. When we met Kerry, the founder of TOFT, at the Handmade Fair she invited us to visit them at their alpaca farm for…

April 6, 2014

Wool and the Gang Eek Hats

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We have been fans of Wool and the Gang since they started out and if you haven’t heard of them, check them out! We love their approach to fashion and design – each piece is made by hand by a Wool and the Gang maker and when you receive your woolly item you will be…

March 7, 2014

My First Knitted Jumper

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It’s been two weeks since I finished knitting my first jumper and I’m still in love. It’s the softest thing in the world (honestly) and every time I wear it I get a little glowing sense of pride. I only properly starting knitting just over a year ago (unless you count the time that H…

February 28, 2014

Baby Fairisle Knitted Jumper

Baby Knitted Fairisle Jumper

As you may have read in H’s post, before heading up to Unravel I last weekend I managed to finish the jumper I started at Christmas! I’m going to write a post on it soon but thought I’d share with you all a somewhat smaller jumper in the meantime. This baby beauty was knitted last…

February 26, 2014

Unravel Festival of Knitting 2014

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On Sunday we travelled up to Unravel Knitting Festival at Farnham Maltings. It was good to take an afternoon out of London and we were excited to see what Unravel had to offer. First, let me update you on our knitting progress… You may remember that R and I started the same jumper just before…

December 12, 2013

Converse and Google+ Chuckhack Workshop

The New Craft Society Converse Chuckhack Workshop 2013

3 weeks ago R and I held a Chuckhack workshop for Converse and Google+. Our session was part of a 5-day program of workshops and exhibitions held at the Hoxton Garages Gallery in Shoreditch – a really great venue and they have loads going on so definitely check it out. Our session brief was to…

October 24, 2013

Wool Week Wrap Up

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So – how were your Wool Weeks?! Last Thursday we attended a Rowan knitting class and had a go at cable knitting for the first time (not such a great success, but practise makes perfect right?!) We’re going to try and finish the snoods we started and share them with you soon, so keep an…

October 17, 2013

Wool School 2013

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On Monday evening we were lucky enough to be invited to drinks at The Royal Academy of Arts to celebrate Wool School. Wool School is an initiative run by The Campaign for Wool where students from across the UK get the opportunity to design a knitted jumper for one of 15 amazing brands including HOBBS,…

October 15, 2013

TOFT Alpaca Beehive Hats

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Happy Wool Week everyone! How has it been so far? Suitably woolly?! We’ve been knitting every spare minute we have and finished our beautiful TOFT hats yesterday! H wears – Hat: TOFT Beehive hat in Mushroom, Scarf: Urban Outfitters, Coat: Had made whilst travelling in Vietnam, Boots: Deena & Ozzy R wears – Hat: TOFT…

October 10, 2013

Wool Week 2013

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Good evening everyone, how have your weeks been so far? We’re really excited for next week because it’s Wool Week! Wool Week is a week-long series of events which aims to highlight the importance of wool as a natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre. One of our favourite uses for wool is obviously knitting and there…