Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

Studio 30. Ritchie Street. West Kilbride. KA23 9AL. Scotland. info@oldmaidenaunt.com

fully completely

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in my last post, i gave a sneak peek at another new colourway i’ve been working on recently, which is now available in the web shop (on the merino sock base to start with, but i’ll be rolling it out over all bases within the next few weeks). this new colourway is named “fully completely”, […]

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back to the beginning

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at the start of 2017, Old Maiden Aunt marked a huge milestone – ten years in business, celebrated with the publication of my first ever book. ¬†and the realisation that i’d really been doing this for that long came as a bit of a shock – when you quietly work away at something day after […]

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coming home – behind the scenes with jules

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here’s another peek behind the scenes at the Coming Home photoshoot, this time with our lovely model Jules! Jules is better known as Woollenflower, and spends her time creating lovely tweed pouches and hand-dyeing gorgeous yarns using natural dyes. she’s not a professional model, but when i thought of the “look” i wanted for the […]

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coming home – full house!!!

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i’m super-excited that Edinburgh Yarn Fest is just around the corner, because it means Coming Home will finally be released into the world!! the “official launch” (aka the first time it will be seen in public!) will be at EYF next weekend, with a very few copies still available to pre-order for collection; the pre-order-for-shipping […]

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coming home – behind the scenes with jeni

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here’s a little behind-the-scenes peek at the Coming Home photoshoot! i was super excited when Jeni Reid agreed to be the book’s photographer – self-taught pro photographer Jeni has created some absolutely stunning images and the book wouldn’t be the same without them. knitting is a very visual craft, and i’m astounded at the beauty […]

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coming home – pre-orders

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as you may have already seen if you follow me on instagram, THE BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED!!! and i even managed to fit all 3000 copies into the studio without too much disruption!! the official launch of the book will be at Edinburgh Yarn Fest in march – this will be the first time the book […]

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coming home – a home for notions

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the last pattern from Coming Home isn’t a knitting pattern, but a stitching tutorial for a beautiful notions pouch – a home to keep all your valuable knitting notions safe & sound. this sweet notions pouch is designed by Lorna Reid, a brilliant stitcher, designer, teacher, and creator of amazing hand-sewn lovely things. i’ve known […]

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coming home – inchgarvie

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the last knitting pattern (there’s still one more surprise to come!) from Coming Home is the stunning Inchgarvie shawl by Ysolda Teague. i’ve been a longtime fan and friend of Ysolda – in fact, it’s surprising to think about how long we’ve known each other! – and was thrilled when she agreed to design for […]

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coming home – blashy

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the next pattern in the “coming home” book is for the lovely “blashy” socks by Rachel Coopey. although she also creates other marvellous knitting designs, Rachel is very well known for her fantastic socks, with over a hundred sock patterns on Ravelry (!!). i was super excited when she agreed to contribute a sock design […]

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coming home – canadee-i-o

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up next in the “coming home” book is the stunning “canadee-i-o” cowl by Bristol Ivy. i really admire Bristol’s designs – she has a quirky approach to construction and a very clean design aesthetic that really speaks to me, so i was very happy when she agreed to design this beautiful cowl for my book. […]

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