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    End Of The Year

    Well that year went by in a flash didn’t it? I hope you all have enjoyed this festive period. I have taken the oppertunity to have a full week off away from the shop and all things shop related and spend time with my husband and son although my husband has been on call all month and has had a few issues to deal with over christmas but we plodded through. Did you get any woolly related gifts for Christmas? Let’s reflect on the year shal we. Well it’s been fun and hectic and sometimes a little bit out of my control. Being nominated for best local yarn shop in…

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    Shop Small Or Loose Us All

    It’s a tough world out there at the moment and never more so than for small independent business. Fall in high street shoppers and rise in rates/bills etc it’s a tough fight and one that people don’t always see. So today I was very sad to read that a lovely small business in Exeter  had their weeks takings stolen from inside their shop. Small businesses work so hard to make money that this will be hard for them to get over but like most small businesses they are strong and determined and will survive this. But they will need help from you! We all do. Shop small and shop local.…

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    Sweater Weather

    Yay it’s the 1st of September that can only mean one thing right? Sweater Weather is just around the corner. September see’s the children returning to school, Christmas cards & chocolates appearing in the shops and the leaves starting to turn. I love autumn it’s my favourite time of year. Chilly mornings and colourful walks through woods and most of all jumping in the leaves. My most favourite thing though is it means that the knitwear comes out. It’s time to dig out the hat’s and shawls and most importantly SWEATERS. To celebrate the imminent arrival of Sweater weather I have an offer running on sweater quantities of yarn in…

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    The Ranty One

    Yes this is a rant! I am annoyed at several things in the fibre community and today I am going to highlight one and later in the week when I am less angry I will highlight the other (It’s a biggy) Rant one! We are loosing our small yarn shops and here is one of the reasons why. Shopping and where you buy your yarn. So you are moaning that their isn’t a little yarn shop by you or that their used to be but it closed down. Have you ever wondered why it closed down? Owner too old? No parking? Only open certain days? Or well I could have…

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    No more ACRYLIC!

    Why I’m going no Acrylic in the shop. Incase you haven’t seen I am getting rid of all the acrylic in the shop. Many are asking why and this is a good question so I thought I would explain. When I opened the shop my intention was to be all about the British wools and British dyers. This didn’t happen but I am working very hard to make it happen. My ethos for the shop is natural fibres and supporting British wool and small British wool businesses. So what about Acrylic? Acrylic is plastic, plastic is bad for the environment. Yes I do totally understand that people who have allergies…

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    MODE Launch Weekend

    Happy Saturday! It’s here the launch of Rowan’s brand new collection MODE. To celebrate this I am having 10% off sale over £50 spends. Please note that all yarns are on back order this is to allow me to supply you all with the correct amount of yarn in the same dyelot and I am also on holiday so nothing will be posted till next week. To get your discount just enter code MODE at checkout. Happy Shopping and thank you for your support. Warm Woolly Wishes Lucy

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    MODE at Rowan Yarns

    Have you all seen the exciting new concept from Rowan yarns? Mode promises to be beautiful knits and offer a capsule wardrobe too. The launch for the new Rowan Autumn/Winter collection is on the 1st of August with a big launch for MODE over the weekend of 3/4 August. To celebrate this launch I will be having a online launch party and there will be 10% off all Rowan orders over £50 I will be offering all the yarns and books that will be launched in this new collection but some of these will be on a pre order basis. You will also be able to order any of the…

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    Heading in the right direction

    Good evening all you lovely yarny people. In my previous blog post I wrote about wanting to get more British wool in the shop as per my original dram and direction for the shop. Well I have spent several hours researching and looking into new and wonderful small hold British Yarn companies and I have found some. Firstly I have ordered from this wonderful company. There yarns are beautifully dyed and I can’t wait to get them in the shop. Check out gathered sheep yarns. https://gatheredsheepyarns.com/

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    Direction

    When I opened the shop I had a vision and a direction I wanted to go in and of late I have slowly seen that disappear and it move in a new one. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but it isn’t what I had in mind when I opened the shop. I would like to bring some of that vision back. Don’t worry I am not changing too much, but I am adding to what I have and you may not see me restock some of the yarns I have now. When I opened I wanted to stock British wool and that only but I discovered very quickly that…

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    Thank you

    Well you may have already seen but WOW! thank you all so much for nominating me for the best independent yarn shop in the South West I am blown away. Having only been open a year this is a huge thing for me and one that I really do appreciate. Voting is now open for the awards and I would love it if you would consider voting for me. There’s even the chance for you to win a prize from Lets Knit too. https://acevillepublications.typeform.com/to/HMUVwg Warm Woolly Wishes Lucy

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