Things are in full festival mode here at Stolen Stitches and we are putting together a rather special stand for Woollinn in 2 weeks time! My heart just started beating a little faster as I typed that. I thought for today I could give you a little taste of what we are bringing to Dublin’s first Festival of Yarn. As usual, I am saving the best for last with this post!
Along with Bealtaine (which you can read all about in my previous post here), you can nab a skein of the Nua exclusive colourway ‘Woollinn’ which is a beautiful teal with echoes of deeper blue and green within the fibres. There will also be tonnes of Nua for you to take home with you along with some of our popular Nua kits.
Badly Made Books
These beautiful knitting notebooks are back in stock and I have set a special few aside for Woollinn. These Inside there are 3-page types; blank, lined and knitting graph paper. This graph paper is really useful, it’s got the same proportions as a knit stitch (wider than it is tall) which means that you can sketch up colourwork charts and other patterns and get a much more accurate idea of what it will look like in your knitting. They are made with 130gsm partially recycling cartridge paper, bound with recycled paper tape. Because of how they are constructed every page opens fully and stays open which is really useful if you are trying to knit at the same time.
Are you taking part in our May KAL? Tabouli will be among some of our latest garment and accessory samples at Woollinn. You can see the beautiful yellow of Citrus Dream in person, the Russler Shawl made from Nua and the stunning pink of Coiled Magenta, so if any of these knits are in your queue make sure you stop by and see them in person.
The best things about seeing samples with your own eyes are catching those smaller details and seeing the fit for yourself. You get to feel the yarn change as it reacts to cables and textured stitches and feel the bounce and weight of a finished piece. And finally, do I need to mention the smell? There is nothing like the smell of different yarns and yes you will see me sniffing yarn and petting the yarn beside the samples. Aaah that sheepy smell.
Festival Preview of Echoes of Heather and Stone
I know this is the part of the post that you have been waiting on ( and you, yes you, I know you scrolled right down here). At Woollinn this year you will be among the first to see the preview of Carol’s latest book, Echoes of Heather and Stone and we will be taking some pre-orders too. You can see all the samples from the collection and find out all about the wonderful designers who have collaborated on the garments and accessories and meet some of them for yourselves at Woollinn. We are keeping the names under wraps but you only have to wait 2 weeks. You can do that, can’t you?
Find out more about Dublin’s first Festival of Yarn here.