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    Work Has Started

    It’s been a busy week this week. Closing down the Par shop, looking after my family and coping with this heat. However it’s also seen the start of getting the new shop ready to open. I’ve had electricians in to look at the electrics and price up the work needed to sort out new lighting and removing some of the old wires and they will make a start on Wednesday with this work. I have also started to remove the wall paper poor Audrey just had to go. (see photos) Next up is to get someone in to quote removing the polystyrene tiles and making good the ceiling before painting…

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    Exciting weekend

    This weekend 23/24 June see’s the lovely Gwen of perirchoufleur is coming to run 2 great workshops for us. Firstly we have the Colour Work class learning all the skills required to make those gorgeous fair isle knits and yoke sweaters that are becoming very popular at the moment. Like the Baa-ble hat, Humulus sweater, Selbub mittens and the Sipila sweater. During the class we will be making a glasses case using 2 colours of yarn. To book use this link https://goo.gl/forms/24s3yLm0kPt3wYCM2 The second class will be on Sunday and we will be learning all the techniques needed to give your knits that professional finish. This class requires you to knit 4…

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    Dyer of the month

    This beautiful picture is the work of Down Sheepy Lane. Debbie is this month’s dyer of the month. Dyer of the month is exactly that. A selected dyer who’s yarns are only going to be available in the shop for a month. They are in the shop only and not online so you have to come and squish them in store. I have only got August, November and December now that need a dyer. I have some lovely dyers coming in that are all different and I hope you will like. If you would like to check out more of Debbie amazing yarn head on over to https://www.etsy.com/shop/downsheepylane

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    Champion Romney Fleece Makes For Excellent Yarn

    Over the weekend the annual Royal Cornwall Show was held. During this time the amazing people at Ruzza Farm were awarded 1st place Champion fleece for their white Romney fleece meaning that it will now be put forward for the British Wool Marketing Board’s National Golden Fleece award. Their coloured fleece got 2nd prize too. I am so excited to be stocking yarn from a small family run business that is achieving such great things. Everything from feeding the sheep to dyeing the yarn is done on the farm with the exception of spinning it which is done at a local mill. This family really are making British wool something…

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    Draft Lease

    Wow that was quick! So I got the draft lease within a week of saying I would like the shop and wow that is quick for a solicitor. So all going well I should get the key on Friday next week I am so excited for this next part of my journey. I hope you will come along with me!

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    Exciting News

    Purl A Row is moving! I am very lucky that the business is doing so well that I am in need of a bigger shop. So here it is. 9 Fore Street Lostwithiel Cornwall. It’s actually only a few miles from where the shop is now. The shop will be host to new hand dyers and other new suppliers too. My focus has always been and will continue to be British wool’s and small businesses. I am so excited for this next stage in my little yarn shops journey I hope you will join me.