UK Yarn Shows 2020, a Handy Guide from Travelknitter

January 20, 2020
There’s such a range of yarn shows across the UK and this handy list by Travelknitter covers most that I’m aware of, and certainly so many more than I’ve been to. Larissa’s list has clickable links to all the festivals listed. My own experience is limited to Woolfest, Yarndale (both previously local to me) and … More UK Yarn Shows 2020, a Handy Guide from Travelknitter

Get Garter: Another Classic from Woolly Wormhead

January 17, 2020
If you’re looking for a treat this weekend, maybe you should check out Get Garter, the new ebook from Woolly Wormhead, which I can’t help but feel is going to become something of an instant classic. It combines Woolly’s talent for innovative construction, great fit and styles to suit all, with all the support and … More Get Garter: Another Classic from Woolly Wormhead

Evolution: An exciting new title from Susan Crawford

January 8, 2020
Evolution is the result of ongoing inspiration from Susan’s most recent Tour de force, The Vintage Shetland Project, which I’ve knitted for and from and blogged about at some length previously. Susan, via her newsletter, explains the relationship between the two: As I worked on The Vintage Shetland Project, I naturally found inspiration at every … More Evolution: An exciting new title from Susan Crawford

Worth a listen: Fidget on Four

January 2, 2020
I caught this BBC Radio 4 programme whilst cooking on News Years Eve and really enjoyed the reflections on fiddling, doodling and knitting – it really resonated with me! If a programme that takes knitting seriously appeals, then you too may want to give it a listen. See below for the full programme outline. Programme … More Worth a listen: Fidget on Four

Notes in the Margin

January 2, 2020
Notes in the Margin is a new feature for 2020 here at Tess Young Designs and Makes. In the margin I will flag up things that I think may be of interest to you. It may be an event, something in the news, an interesting article or broadcast. It will be generally something that is … More Notes in the Margin