Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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

true colours

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by now, i’m sure pretty much everyone has heard about the awful events in orlando. there’s been a huge variation in how this is being reported in the media; what they seemed to have in common, though, especially in the immediate aftermath, was a refusal to acknowledge that this was an attack specifically directed against […]

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2016 collection – february & march

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so as you saw in january, i’ve created a new collection for 2016 that is based around movie & tv “bad girls”. it just occurred to me that i completely forgot to post about the february & march colourways (whoops) so here they are at last! in february, the theme continued with a colourway inspired […]

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hunky dory

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this may come as a shock to some of you, but when i was a teenager, i was Not Cool. i was so bookish, i read my way through the entire childrens library and had to be given a special card so i could take out grown-up books from the adult library. i played in […]

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2016 collection – january!!

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the january parcels for the 2016 club have started arriving with club members this week, so it’s probably safe to post a little bit more detail about the inspiration for this month’s colourways. these are the first two colourways in the new 2016 collection (currently available only to club members, they’ll be available to all […]

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hello anna

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i just realised i forgot to share my latest sewing project! i had a wedding to attend, nothing to wear, and no extra cash – but i did have fabric, and the Anna Dress pattern from By Hand London…     the fabric is a nice, lightweight linen-look cotton from Minerva Fabrics, and since this […]

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2016 preview club!!!

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  it’s that time again – time to start planning for the OMA preview club! as a lot of you will already know, every year (apart from 2015, when i did something a little different!) i dye a small “special collection” of colourways, built around a central theme. & every year, i run a sock […]

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glasgow school of yarn – an apology

as i’ve mentioned a couple of times here lately, 2015 has not been a great year for me, what with one thing and another. some out-of-the-ordinary things have been occupying a great deal of my mental & physical energy, and as a result, unfortunately, some other things have been neglected. earlier in the year, i […]

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on holiday, & offline

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so far, 2015 has been a tricky year. towards the end of last year, i mentioned that the RSA hadn't been very well; unfortunately that's still ongoing, and although all tests so far (touch wood) haven't shown anything scary or life-threatening, they're still trying to work out exactly what's causing the problem, which as you […]

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two days, two tops, can’t stop

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this sewing thing is rapidly getting out of hand – over the space of two days, i've cut & sewed two new tops!!!     this time, i used the super-simple Kimono Top pattern by Salme – my first attempt was in some plain white cotton lawn i found cheap on ebay & did a […]

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holy crap, i sewed some stuff!!!

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sewing my own clothes is something i've always wanted to be able to do, but haven't found the time (or courage!) to try out before now. i've always been too nervous of making mistakes – knitting is quite forgiving in that if you do something wrong, it's super-easy to rip it out & try again, […]

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