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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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Bearford Flock Visit

Earlier this week I had the distinct pleasure of venturing out to the East Coast Organics Farm located in East Lothian to meet the animals that are responsible for the Wool of the Month: Bearford Flock. I was already a big fan of the wool, but it just added to my love and enthusiasm for […]

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Make a Pom Pom Wreath

We are now in prime pom pom wreath season, and I’ve just completed my second one! For those of you looking for a bit of inspiration or advice, I thought it might be nice to take you through  a visual journey of how I went about making this particular festive decoration. First you start with […]

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Blankets: Marley and Hedgehogs

Today’s blog is about a couple beautiful blankets. The new book from the TinCanKnits duo has been released today! ‘Mad Colour’ is a gorgeous collection of knits, and I’m super chuffed for my yarn to have been used in this publication. Marley is a blanket knit in one piece with loads of garter stitch and […]

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