Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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

unwinding

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last week, i took a trip down to brighton for the first ever Unwind (with hopefully many more to come!). it was simultaneously brilliant, overwhelming, stressful, exciting, exhausting, and utterly fantastic.     the venue for the marketplace (where i spent all my Unwind time) was lovely, and wonderfully planned out by Dani & her […]

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hapless

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as many of you probably know, last week, the marvellous Kate Davies published a gorgeous new pattern – A Hap For Harriet, using Old Maiden Aunt shetland 2ply.     the shawl is perfectly Kate – clean & classic, using traditional techniques & inspiration to create a finished object that's modern & eminently wearable. Kate […]

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the weakest link

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so far, 2014 has been ridiculously busy. there was the 2014 preview club dyeing to do, loads of orders of sock yarn for ysolda's first ever Mystery KAL, the rainbow yarn dyeing madness, and a seriously huge Super Secret Project that i'm only halfway through – overall, i've probably dyed the same amount of yarn […]

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look at the pretties!!!

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coming 1st april to the web shop…… (nope, i’m not fooling!!)

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stitchy sunday!

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it’s been a pretty busy year so far, what with club yarns, rainbow dyeing, and a HUGE secret project i can’t talk about yet. so i’m having a quiet moment this weekend with some little stitches.   i’ve never been great at sewing, but i did discover sashiko a little while ago, and after completing […]

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nothing to hide – update!

just a quick update to say that the rainbow yarn dyeing is now over – i really hope that everyone who wanted a skein managed to buy one in time!! i can tell you that as of this morning, when the last skeins left the shop, i’ve sold a whopping ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN SKEINS, […]

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to russia, with love

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it’s nearly time for the Ravellenic Games again, when knitters all over Ravelry challenge themselves to complete an entire project during the Olympic Games.  as in previous games, Team Old Maiden Aunt will be competing, & making lovely things from OMA yarns! this time around, however, i had a bit of a dilemma.  i’ve always loved the […]

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tenement tiles

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it’s true – Ms. Bookish & i have been collaborating again!!  i’m very excited to introduce the gorgeous tenement tiles mitts, just in time for holiday gifting (either for the knitter in your life, or for yourself….) designed by karina westermann using Old Maiden Aunt handpainted yarn, this beautiful colourwork pattern was inspired by the […]

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yule night!!!

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every december, west kilbride holds its annual Yule Night, and this year is no exception! all the craft studios & shops that form the Craft Town Scotland collective (including me, of course!), as well as all the other local shops, will be open from 6-9pm on friday 6th december for an evening of late-night shopping […]

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a weekend at beshley’s

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i spent the weekend doing a trunk show at a great new place in bristol – Beshley's Wool Shop, which opened in june with a focus on providing solely british yarns & knitting products. beshley contacted me to ask if she could become a stockist of my yarns, but as i'm not taking on any […]

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