I’m super excited to be heading home to Australia for a few weeks! Scotland really has been very good to me but I can’t wait to be in my home town again, surrounded by friends and family and soaking up the love- there’s nothing like that, is there? I leave this Sunday and imagine that things will be a bit quiet around here for the next month… but I’ll be back to it after Shetland Wool Week with tales of travels and plenty of beautiful autumnal foliage to share.
In the meantime, I’m doing one last shop update! I’ll be adding 20 pouches this time tomorrow- that’s Thursday 12pm in the UK and 9pm in Melbourne. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support of my last update- I was overwhelmed with how quickly the pouches were snapped up and received quite a few emails from people sad to miss out and so I thought giving you 24 hours notice of updates (here and on Instagram and Twitter) might help you to get in in time. (A shop newsletter is just another thing to manage so I’m trying this to see if it works- if not, I will create one!).
This batch is a mixed bag of vintage Harris tweed from jackets and lengths, as well as some HT from a new source I’ve recently found- the offcuts from an upholsters workshop in northern England. Although these are new fabrics, I’m really excited to use what would otherwise be waste and the textures and colours have come up beautifully. I should also mention that I’m taking some pouches and cowls to the Craft Sessions and Shetland Wool Week so, if you’re coming along to, you’ll be able to pick one up there and save on postage and air miles…
And, as well as a darning and mending class this Saturday at the Queen of Purls in Glasgow (which has a couple of spots free), I also have a bunch of new knitting classes scheduled for the autumn! You can find all the details on my classes page and at GingerTwist and fluph but it’s a real mixed bag, from seamless knitting, lace, knitting for a perfect fit and darning. Yay for learning new skills! (I’m so looking forward to taking classes with some of the greats at Wool Week!)
I hope to catch up with many of you soon, either at the Craft Sessions or in Melbourne or at Wool Week but wishing you a happy late summer or early spring, depending on where you are xx