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Guest Post: Words from an NSS Enthusiast

Many of you will be familiar with the yarn and pattern club I run with Clare Devine called The Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society focusing on promoting yarns from small flocks and independent producers. The following blog post is a guest post written by Alice, a very kind Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society subscriber & enthusiast (among other things […]

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Gudrun Johnston: Designer of the Month

August is all about Gudrun! This lady has a stunning array of shawl and sweater designs…as well as other accessories. A selection of her designs will be on display in Ginger Twist Studio for the month, so pop by if you want to check them out in person. In the meantime, Gudrun has been kind […]

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TEA TALK – Pekoe Tea

Ginger Twist is just mad for tea! More specifically, I love Pekoe Tea. This Edinburgh-based company is run by Jon and Esther, a wonderful tea-loving couple. They have hosted a few tea themed events for myself and Clare in the past, and I’m very fond of their Edinburgh shop. In fact, their tea served as […]

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New Leaf Alpacas, What a Beautiful Blend!

A fresh new yarn company called New Leaf Yarns are featured as Wool of the Month in the shop with their Aplpaca and Masham blend. This beautiful yarn just begs to be knit with and has a feel good story behind it. To follow is a wee interview with New Leaf Yarns’ proprietor Jane! Ginger […]


Yarn & Colour

Some days I go into the dye studio with the need to produce quantity and fulfil orders. Other days are strictly for playing and testing with new shades and bases. I love seeing a full drying rack of damp wool after a hard day’s work…but I do love a day of testing as well.   […]

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Oriental Beauty: Tea Inspiration

The Masham Mayhem Aran is the newest addition to the Ginger’s Hand Dyed range, and the really shines in the latest tea inspired hat pattern by Clare Devine. Oriental Beauty was created to celebrate the launch of The Tea Collection Club and inspired by the deliciously rich Oolong tea from their favourite Edinburgh tea shop, […]


And Breathe.

Edinburgh Yarn Festival is complete. What a weekend full of woolly friends and an awesome community feel. It is truly my favourite yarn festival for this very reason. Loads of fun was had, AND I got to see a load of Ginger’s Hand Dyed in the wild! Just wanted to give a heartfelt thanks to everyone […]

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Designer Interview: Ruth Churchman

I had the opportunity to catch up with Ruth Churchman, February’s Designer of the Month. Read on for a closer look into her inspiration and design process! And just a reminder than her wonderful samples are available for a live look for the remainder of February. Ginger Twist Studio: Please tell us how you came […]


Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society 2017 and the Alpaca Down Under

This post was written by Clare Devine of Knit Share Love. When Jess and I embarked on our Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society adventure almost three years ago our big dream was to have some yarn spun specifically for this project. Back then we could never have imagined that we would be putting together a package with […]

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Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society 2017 – THE BRITISH YARN

This past year I’ve had my eyes peeled for a special U.K. contingent yarn that would suit the upcoming instalment of Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society 2017 to be released especially for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March. Opportunity struck when Sariann of The Chopped Ginger Wool Project was living in Scotland and developing her woolly brand. […]

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