Yarn in the City
Summary: In the Yarn in the City podcast, Allison and Rachel talk about knitting, spinning, and various fibre-related events and things happening in London and the rest of the UK. Sections include: News and Events, On and Off the Needles and Wheel, Knitting Randoms, and Special Features.
The return of autumn is always like a the start of a new year. Forget back to school, we're making some knitting resolutions!
In our annual "what we've been doing on our summer holidays" episode we catch up on what the other has been up to while in North America - including visits to Iceland, yarn shops, and a Yarnporium update too!
Knitters are using their powers for good and we couldn't be more proud! On this episode of the podcast we chat about the recent anti-Trump rally in London and the East London Yarn Triangle's Say Balls to Trump knitter banner. Then we move on to chatting about the amazing movement of the Countess Ablaze's Tits Out Collective.
We love it when a new yarn shop opens and on this episode we get to sit down with Milli Abrams, owner of Tribe Yarns opening in Richmond, just outside London this coming August - and in time for the Great London Yarn Crawl!
It's almost time for us to release tickets to this year's Great London Yarn Crawl so we have details about changes and dates for when route info and tickets will be released. We also chat about how summer can be a more challenging time for our favourite yarn shops and what we can all do to help.
We share G&Ts with Jonna and Sini at EYF and chat about their yarn adventure putting together Laine Magazine.
On this episode Allison has finally enabled Rachel into the world of machine knitting. We are both highly intimidated but still jumping in with both feet in the hopes of reducing some of our stash and learning a new skill!
We sit down with the Queen of Brioche, Nancy Marchant at EYF to chat about her new book Tuck Stitches: Sophistication in Handknitting and learn more about Nancy's fascination with texture and stitch patterns.
Our special guest on this episode of the podcast is Lisa Sisk, owner of Dublin's LYS This is Knit, and organiser of new yarn show Woollin Dublin debuting May 25th. We also have a giveaway for a pair of tickets to the show!
It's our EYF2018 wrap up episode with all our news from the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. We also chat with the lovely Gina Ross from Natural Yarns and review the new Jacob yarn from Blacker Yarns.
We're back after a brief hiatus at the beginning of 2018 and we are raring to go with our theme for this year: Yarn Adventures. Our first guest is Maylin Scott who manages to find wool everywhere! Plus we're getting excited about the upcoming Edinburgh Yarn Festival in a few short weeks.
Episode 72: White Christmas
A super relaxed episode of the podcast where we chat all things woolly - it is Wovember after all! Plus we announce our upcoming Christmas party and new event series: Pints, Purls & Prosecco.
Featuring an interview with hat architect and designer Woolly Wormhead as well as information on our upcoming Instagram photo challenge for the good folks at Wovember!
Episode 69: Shetland