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Episode 98: All Aboard!

Hello and welcome to 2018! Not quite sure where the last two months went to be honest, but there you go!

On the Needles
Contoura by Woolly Wormhead in BabyLongLegs Mesmerino DK
Mystery Hat B by Woolly Wormhead in Stanley Sport.

In The Weave Shed
I have taken some of the designs for upholstery that I created in project 4 at college and reworked them in very fine silks to explore the possibility of small art pieces.

Yarn Shops Galore
The Wool Boat – Colin and Carole’s Creations on the Emma Maye. Checkout out their blog or Facebook page for up-to-date information on where they will be moored.

Something I Really Like
The Farmers’ Country Showdown on BBC1. Rhian’s episode is episode 10 of Series 2 and is available until the 15th February.

Shop Update
Currently there is a 20% off sale until the end of January using the coupon code CHEERUP. This is off all products in the shop as well as the brand new Dyeing Day workshops I have put up for March and June. Don’t forget that if you sign up to the newsletter you will be sent regular codes for subscriber discount.

On The Horizon
Waltham Abbey Wool Show Sunday 21st January at the Marriot Hotel, Waltham Abbey.
Edinburgh Yarn Festival 14-18th March (marketplace 15th-17th)
My 100th episode! No big party like Knit British, but I thought I might have an Ask Me Anything section – those of you who have stuck with me through the last 8 years, especially the lean ones (LOL), can have a chance to take part in an interactive segment. You can either email me your question, or ask it on Twitter using the hastag #askYFTP.

Links
Lucy Neatby

Music
Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.

Make Contact!
We have a listeners’ map. Please go on over to pop in a pin – we’re covering 5 continents now but I’d still love to see where you all are! Please feel free to leave a comment here or email me at yarnsfromtheplain AT googlemail DOT com. Yarns From The Plain now has a Facebook page here – come over and hit that like button! There’s a Ravelry group for both the podcast and the shop, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain, on Instagram as @yarnsfromtheplain and on Twitter as @yarnsfromplain.

TTFN,
Nic x

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Episode 97: For The Love Of Woolly

Hello and welcome to another café recording session!

On The Needles
BOB socks by Louise Tilbrook in Rusty Ferret Doll
Contoura by Woolly Wormhead in BabyLongLegs Mesmerino DK
Mobberley by Woolly Wormhead in YFTP Mobberley Aran in Ragazzo Bello
Skelter (2015 Mystery Hat) by Woolly Wormhead in YFTP Stanley DK.

In The Weaving Shed
I talk about the course I attended on the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers‘ Summer School, Silk Weaving with Handspun Tapestry inserts with Sue Hiley Harris. I’m struggling to upload a photo at this point, but there are some on my textile instagram, @nicolaruddtextiles .

Review
Painted Woolly Toppers For Kids by Woolly Wormhead
Elemental by Woolly Wormhead

Shop Update
Yans From the Plain yarn update this week included Mobberley in several weights. Don’t forget that if you sign up to the newsletter you will be sent regular codes for subscriber discount.

Upcoming Events
The Wool Boat is due to moor up at Abram near Wigan this weekend (21st & 22nd October), aiming to be in Parbold the following weekend, Keep up with where they will be next by following their Facebook page.
Kendal Wool Gathering   28th & 29th October, Kendal, Cumbria
Festiwool 11th November, Hitchen, Herts

Links
Caithness Craft Collective Podcast
Fluph
Countess Ablaze
Little Grey Girl
Hilltop Cloud 

Music
Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.

Make Contact!
We have a listeners’ map. Please go on over to pop in a pin – we’re covering 5 continents now but I’d still love to see where you all are! Please feel free to leave a comment here or email me at yarnsfromtheplain AT googlemail DOT com. Yarns From The Plain now has a Facebook page here – come over and hit that like button! There’s a Ravelry group for both the podcast and the shop, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain, on Instagram as @yarnsfromtheplain and on Twitter as @yarnsfromplain.

TTFN,
Nic x

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