Episode 60: Forensic Psychobiology to Wool Emporium – An Interview with Leona-Jayne Kelly of Fluph

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This episode of the Shinybees podcast is sponsored by Yarn in the City. Yarn in the City creates experiential yarn-centric events for knitters and makers, designed to bring people together through a shared love of craft. Yarn in the City organises the annual Great London Yarn Crawl taking place this year on Saturday, 5th September.

This year’s Yarn Crawl will also feature the addition of a one-day Pop-Up Marketplace taking place at Chelsea Old Town Hall, featuring over 30 vendors from London and around the UK. To top off the weekend, on Sunday, 6th September, Yarn in the City will be hosting pattern designer and technical editor Kate Atherley for two workshops in central London.

To book your tickets for this fantastic event, head over to www.yarninthecity.com.



I know. I’ve been banging on about this for the past few episodes.

Well I have good news!

Thanks to all of you being kind enough to vote and support the podcast, it’s been nominated in not one, but TWO categories!

Games and Hobbies

Most Engaged Audience (Go knitters! That’s you guys!!!)

Now it’s down to the final three I need to ask you all another favour.

Please could you go and vote for the podcast in both categories.

You’ll be able to scroll downwards to Games and Hobbies after voting in Most Engaged Audience (shakes pompoms) and you can vote anonymously if you don’t want to login.

If you’d consider sharing your vote on social media afterwards, I would be super grateful.

A HUGE thank you to all of you for making this happen. I am so blown away to even be a finalist and to be one in the main category for audience engagement can only be down to your efforts.



This week I welcome the utterly wonderful Leona-Jayne Kelly of Fluph, Dundee’s finest yarn emporium, to the show. Since opening in 2013, Leona has grown a wonderful community of crafters of all description as well as adding another member of furry staff in the form of Oscar the Springer Spaniel. This resulted in the promotion of Arthur the Cocker Spaniel to ‘Chief Underling’ which I think he takes rather seriously.

She’s captivated the folk of Dundee young and old with her eclectic window displays, from 3D cardboard sheep to a full on diorama of Super Mario Brothers, as well as welcoming some of Scotland’s finest talent in her workshop programme and truck shows.

She’s also rather lovely. I am biased. I love this shop.

So, from serial killers to circular needles, come and meet Leona and hear all about her journey into becoming a wool shop boss.



Leona has very kindly offered a skein of hand dyed yarn from local Dundee dyer, Rusty Ferret. She’s also including a fabulous Fluph project bag to boot!

To enter, head over to the giveaway thread 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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