Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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

#topsecret #newproject #comingsoon

if you follow me on twitter on instragram, you’ll have seen quite a few slightly cryptic posts using the hashtags #topsecret #newproject #comingsoon …. and now, i’m finally able to reveal what i’m up to!!


in january 2017, Old Maiden Aunt Yarns will be TEN YEARS OLD!!! many of you may know this already, but when i started dyeing yarn, i never really intended to start a business, let alone one that would still be going strong ten years later. i’m so lucky to have fallen into something that i love so much, and to have found such an amazing community of customers and friends among you all. so i’m celebrating this by making a book!!!!


this has been a huge undertaking (and some of it is still ongoing!) – i’ve never done anything even remotely like this before, and it’s been a very steep and bumpy learning curve! but i’m massively proud of how it’s coming together, and i really hope you like it.


coming home cover


here’s your first glimpse at the book cover, and a sneak peek at one of the patterns!!! the title “coming home” is in reference to this amazing community of knitters & crafters which has become my new home, as well as in reference to my home in Scotland – the patterns and photographs are a bit of a love letter to Scotland, and i hope it will give some insight into why i love this place so much.


i’m planning a gradual reveal of the details of the book over the next couple of months, and will be introducing a different contributor each week and telling you about their work in the book. this will lead up to a limited number of pre-orders in february – some of which will be postal-only, and some of which will be able to be collected at Edinburgh Yarn Fest – with the official “launch” of the book at EYF in march.


i’m really excited about who’s involved in this with me – there are some stunning patterns as well as a couple of surprises and i’m looking forward to letting you know about them over the next wee while!!

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7 Responses so far.

  1. Susan says:

    Oooo! Exciting. Cant wait to see more!

  2. Anne Howe says:

    And so it begins. Welldone and I am really looking forward to seeing your book in print.,

  3. Helen says:

    oh my, has it really been 10 years?! I was your first customer at the shop in West Kilbride…

  4. susan says:

    Goody goody – your book will add another dimension to the craft. Will definitely have to have one posted to S. Africa and congratulations on 10 years. Go girl! xxx

  5. Claudia Horner says:

    Oh, lovely desirable mitts on the cover!

  6. Anne Kane says:

    Can’t wait!

  7. Vicki says:

    Fantastic! Congratulations on 10 years, Lilith!! I can’t believe it’s almost 6 years since my daughters & I visited West Kilbride and your shop!

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