Looking ahead to 2018

  Looking ahead to 2018 As we come to the end of another year, I’m really excited about what 2018 is going to bring.  I recently bought a new workshop which is big enough to allow me to expand, and also to run a series of teaching workshops.  It needs a lot of renovation work, […]

Events 2017

2017 Events Here are the events at which you can find Peak District Yarns this year. Vintage and Quirky spring event – Sun March 19th at Edensor, near Chatsworth House. Tideswell Food Festival – Sat 29th April Tideswell Makers Market – St John the Baptist Church, Tideswell – Sat 17th June Haddon Hall Summer Artisan […]

Events 2016

Events 2016 I’m looking forward to having a stall at the following events this year.  If you’re in the area for any of these events, do drop by and say hello – and, more importantly, have a squish of my yarns! Saturday 22nd / Sunday 23rd October – Bakewell Wool Gathering, Bakewell Agricultural Centre. This […]

Tools of the trade – Part 1

Tools of the Trade Decided to spend an afternoon in the Studio today, partly to escape a room full of blokes who had taken over my lounge to watch the rugby!  (It’s OK, I did know them!). I use a range of techniques to dye – handpainting, dip dying, speckle dying – but my overall  favourite has to […]

To reskein or not to reskein, that is the question….

To reskein or not to reskein, that is the question… I find it fascinating how people “see” my yarn.  Some people find it easier to visualise the final effect on a knitted garment if the yarn is reskeined – as it mixes the colours up – and some prefer to see the colours in solid blocks. […]

And the Winner Is…..

And the Winner Is….. The winner of the recent Facebook giveaway was Joy Young from Hayfield.  Joy is a member of The Textile House, an art group who are taking part in Derbyshire Open Arts later in the year….and will be putting her winnings – a skein of merino/silk called “Patchwork” – to good use in […]

Facebook competition

Facebook Competition Whoop! Whoop!  I’m having a giveaway over on Facebook. One lucky winner will be able to choose a skein of Merino yarn from the website – gratis!  Why not pop over to the Peak Distirct Yarns page and take part. You have until the end of January to enter.  Good Luck!

Addicted to Socks!

Addicted to Socks Sock knitters will understand.  Once you start, you can’t stop!  Take customer Wendy, of Wilf and Mabel dressmakers, as an example.  She discovered Peak District Yarns at an artisan fair at Haddon Hall in the autumn – and since then, her sock count has shot up!   Here are a couple of examples of […]