Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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

2015 club!!!

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    the Old Maiden Aunt Yarns 2015 club is here!!!   as most of you already know, i’ve had an extremely busy and challenging year (yay for busy!! not so much yay for challenging). my workload this year hugely increased, and i ended up giving myself an excellent case of tennis elbow which is […]

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wool week (part three)

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on thursday, i had a full day of classes booked. first up was Fair Isle Yokes with the amazing Hazel Tindall. she gave us a quick talk about various pattern & colour options, as well as the overall shape & structure of yoked sweaters, amply illustrated by loads of her gorgeous samples.     inspired, […]

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wool week (part two)

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it’s been a busy couple of days!!! on monday, i hopped in a coach with 40 other knitters to head over to the Jamieson’s of Shetland mill. there had been a slight change in the weather, so the bus journey took a bit longer than normal.     once we eventually arrived at the mill, […]

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wool week (part one)

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    i'm in SHETLAND!!!! land of wind, rain & brilliant sunshine (sometimes all at once). land of shetland ponies, shetland sheep, and shetlanders, all of whom are simultaneously sweet, lovely, & tough as anything. land of amazing traditional music and vikings who set things on fire. and most of all, land of WOOL, and […]

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on fire

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if you follow me on twitter or read this blog, you may have seen a couple of hints earlier this year about a extra-huge Super Secret project i'd been working on. well, the project is over, and the secret is out, so it's safe to let you know now that i was asked to be […]

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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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