Episode 37: Roadtrip!

This episode is a little later than usual as we wanted to bring you a report from Allison’s roadtrip into Devon to visit the John Arbon Textiles Mill as part of their Open Weekend. We’ve also got some other exciting roadtrip news to share with you too!

Shout outs, News and Events

A HUGE shout out to Rachel G. and Lucy O. who invited Allison to tag along with them to the John Arbon Open Weekend. Also to @anelalei in Hawaii, who Tweeted at us about enjoying the podcast - we're glad to hear it!

The amazing Rachel G. and her mad spinning skills - in a CAR!

The amazing Rachel G. and her mad spinning skills - in a CAR!

Congratulations to I Knit London who celebrated their 10th anniversary this past weekend!

1 June – join us for the London Craft Guide KAL! Knit or sew whatever project you’d like from the London Craft Guide. Or can be more than one project! 

4 June - Leeds Wool Festival

4-5th June: Wool Fair, Ickworth

7 June - Allison will be hanging out at knit night at The Purple Purl in Toronto on her way to TNNA!

18 June - WWKIP Day! We also hope you’ll join us at the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park from 1:30-4:30pm. Please give us a shout and let us know if you're going to be joining us on the day so we can keep an eye out for you!

25-26 June - Woolfest, Cumbria,

GLYC 2016 update

Route info will be published on June 1st and tickets will go on sale on July 1st. We’re adding a few new shops this year, including Stag & Bow, the iconic Liberty and Ray Stitch. Stay tuned for the routes for more details!

What we’re working on

What Rachel has been working on...(Tour de Fleece colourways for Porpoise Fur)

What Rachel has been working on...(Tour de Fleece colourways for Porpoise Fur)

Rachel has been dyeing. A lot. And slowly working on the Incredible Hullk shawl from Episode 35 which is ginormous and...hulk-like.

Allison's new Camber dress, which she's inadvertently matched up to her Lush cardi

Allison's new Camber dress, which she's inadvertently matched up to her Lush cardi

Instead of a knitting FO, this episode Allison has a sewing FO - woot! It's gorgeous, and matches her Lush cardigan perfectly. She's also working on the Twist Pullover by Cecily Glowik MacDonald from knit.wear Spring 2012, in SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Cherry. Hoping to finish for TNNA...

Roadtrip!

John Arbon explaining some of the vintage (yet fully functional!) equipment in the spinning mill as part of the John Arbon Textiles Open Weekend

John Arbon explaining some of the vintage (yet fully functional!) equipment in the spinning mill as part of the John Arbon Textiles Open Weekend

In which Allison takes a drive down to Devon, gets audio of Frankie and John, and ends up with a Mill Membership and some yarny presents.

We also announce our upcoming autumn retreat, also in Devon! In collaboration with Made on Holiday, we are hosting Knitting in the Country with Yarn in the City, a weekend-long event on 30 September - 2 October. The venue is fabulous (really!) and we will be teaching some dyeing classes and colourwork classes and how to fix your mistakes classes. Check out the website for more details and we hope you can join us in October!


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Music (all available on NoiseTrade):
You're My Friend - Midnight Pilot
Charmer - Aimee Mann