Episode 63: Over the Hills and Back to London!

Image Details: ‘Super Mario’ by Tom Newby, via Flickr.

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This week sees somewhat of a return to the usual format, with the Enablers’ Corner front and centre, some knitty news and the infamous Shinybees Pattern Pick, inspired by that everyone’s favourite plumber, Mario. There’s also a précis of the Yarn In The City Pop Up Marketplace, which took place on 5th September 2015 along with the Great London Yarn Crawl.


Upcoming yarn events in the UK:

11-13th September Bristol Wool Fair
26-27th September Yarndale, Skipton
17th October Highland Wool and Textile Fair, Inverness

Hannah Bass

Enablers’ Corner

Be enabled to map tapestries by Hannah Bass.

Great London Yarn Crawl

This took place at Chelsea Old Town Hall on 5th September 2015. There was a great selection of vendors in the Pop Up Marketplace, and I’ve got my top 3 of the day here for you.

1) The Wool Kitchen

I do like a good Northerner and Helen of Wool Kitchen is a Wakefield exile, living in East London. I was particularly drawn to her Urban Hints colour ways.

The Wool Kitchen Urban Hints in 'Happy Hour'. Image Copyright Helen Reed/The Wool Kitchen.

The Wool Kitchen Urban Hints in ‘Happy Hour’. Image Copyright Helen Reed/The Wool Kitchen.

2) Travelknitter

Larissa isn’t a Northerner. She’s an Aussie. Also of East London, she dyes fantastic saturated colour ways onto gorgeous bases. She hands-down dyes the best indie dyed red colour ways on the market. Bar none.

Image Copyright Travelknitter

Image Copyright Travelknitter

3) Midwinter Yarns

Estelle and Mark of Midwinter Yarns stock a fabulous range of Scandinavian yarns, as well as a multitude of colours of linen yarns. If you like your yarn a bit beefier than your buttery merinos, they will have something for you.

Midwinter yarns

The Pattern Pick

Super Mario is the inspiration behind this week’s pattern pick. You can find all the patterns in the set on Ravelry.


That’s all from me this week. As always, thank you for listening. Feedback is always appreciated, and you can email me or message me via Ravelry or social media. If you enjoyed listening today, please consider leaving an iTunes review, to help others find the podcast too. Happy crafting!

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