Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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

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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coming home – homecoming cake

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i’m super excited to reveal the next contributor to the Coming Home book – this time, it’s not a knitting pattern, but a DELICIOUS cake recipe and beautiful essay. and who better to write about cake than the marvellous Clara Parkes?…. When life gets tough, when I’ve finished my word count, and I can’t see […]

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coming home – bounnet

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the next pattern to be revealed in the “coming home” book is a truly unique colourwork hat by anna maltz, the “bounnet” hat. anna has a really unusual way of approaching knitting, using unconventional processes and techniques to create stunning projects that are true works of art. I’m really excited to share my pattern with […]

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coming home – st. andrews shawl

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the next pattern to be revealed in the “coming home” book is a gorgeous two-colour shawl by kirsten kapur, the “st. andrews shawl”. i love Kirsten’s use of colour, lace, and tiny cables in this beautiful shawl – it’s even more stunning in person and i’m really happy to have this lovely knit in the […]

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coming home – wild mountain time

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the first pattern to be revealed in the “coming home” book is the beautiful cover project, the “wild mountain time” mitts designed by the amazing Felicity Ford (AKA Felix, AKA Knitsonik). i’ve been a fan of Felix’s since i took a Quotidian Colourwork class with her at Shetland Wool Week a couple of years ago. […]

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