Zoom Chat Links :-)

Keeping Connected

We've all been enjoying the Zoom Chats over recent months - the conversations have been such an enjoyable way to keep connected during this strange new world we're all living in.

 

We've discussed all sorts of subjects - some completely random and not specifically related to weaving, spinning and dying; a lot about things we love, web sites and resources we've discovered, craft techniques, and all manner of interesting shared discoveries to explore further.


We thought it would be nice to load up the web links as a reference point for everyone in the Guild.

Sit back with a cuppa and enjoy having a look through these links.

Just one caveat:

The Kennet Valley Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers is not officially promoting these web sites. They are for members' reference and enjoyment only. We cannot accept any responsibility for the content on these sites.

Recent Chat Links

Yet another diverse collection of links...

West Yorkshire Spinners - sock yarns to try

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=west+yorkshire+spinners+goldfinch

Take a look at the Bullfinch, Wood Pigeon and Rum Paradise whilst you're there...

Yarndale News - Hope Sock Yarn

https://yarndale.co.uk/2020/07/02/yarndale-hope-sock-yarn/

Wingham Wool have got some treats on offer at the moment

https://www.winghamwoolwork.co.uk/shop.html

Decopatch - recommended by Pat

https://www.decopatchdirect.co.uk/home-decor-kits

Pat has 'Decopatched' her spindle back chairs and they look stunning!

Thanks Woolyknit, we do like a useful free pattern...

https://woolyknit.com/2021/04/08/crochet-cotton-dishcloth-free-pattern/?mc_cid=ffc718b654&mc_eid=3d658f817e

Tapestry Together

A new group set up by Anna Wetherall and Irene Evison of Nearly Wild Weaving to support
tapestry weavers with discussions about various aspects of their craft.

https://nearlywildweaving.wordpress.com/

https://nearlywildweaving.wordpress.com/events-activities/

About Sue Lawty
https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/tutors/sue-lawty#block-about

 

Fibrehut

https://www.fibrehut.co.uk/

Shetland Wool Week is cancelled sadly - we can still support it though...

https://www.shetlandwoolweek.com/sww-2021-announcement/
 

There's a beautiful free Kep pattern available to try.
All you're asked to do is share your finished Kep photos on social media.

https://www.shetlandwoolweek.com/free-knitting-pattern/

Shetland Wool Adventure Journal Volume 2 - coming soon!
Volume 1 still available in Digital format.

https://www.shetlandwooladventures.com/product/shetland-wool-adventure-journal-volume-1/

Emma Vining - pattern

https://payhip.com/b/BiIM

A Knitters Sketchbook by Emma Vining - Recommended by Rosie
https://www.psbooks.co.uk/Knitters-Sketchbook?gclid=Cj0KCQiAv6yCBhCLARIsABqJTjZV1wpHOvwuS8vwab9QyjBr7ALDh9lmHm0iD--9tZCN6YDAZvfaWOoaAqVLEALw_wcB

Meg recommends the WI Soft and Silky yarns

https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/advancedsearchresults.aspx?query=soft+and+silky+4+ply+yarn

Then there was talk of circular needles...

https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-gb/p/knitpro-zing-fixed-circular-needles-40cm-16in

https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-gb/p/hiyahiya-bamboo-circular-needles-16-40cm

Dyeing resources

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magic-Dyeing-Made-Easy-Fuss-just/dp/0954033329

https://www.handweavers.co.uk/dyeing-in-plastic-bags-helen-deighan.ir

https://www.fieryfelts.co.uk/product-category/artisan-inks/

Gorgeous Yarns

https://gorgeousyarns.co.uk/contact-us/

Perran Yarns on Facebook & Etsy

https://www.facebook.com/PerranYarns/

perranyarns.etsy.com

Drops Saffran Yarn

https://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/yarn/drops-safran-all-colours

Katherine recommends Zauberball:

https://www.artyarn.co.uk/crazy-zauberball-4-c.asp


Previous Chat Links

 

There was talk of felting...

https://artfelt.co.uk/

https://www.gilliangladrag.co.uk/

https://emmagluyas.weebly.com/

And other interesting crafts...

https://handprinted.co.uk/

Great value packs of yarn can be found on Woolyknit.
The speed and efficiency of their service is excellent.

https://woolyknit.com/

Then we all got a bit carried away dreaming of visits to Shetland again -
fingers crossed that might be in 2021 or 2022.

 

This site is a recent discover and so interesting. Read Kate's story and marvel at her books
and her husband's photography. You can get lost in the shop too!

https://kddandco.com/

https://kddandco.com/shop/

Artist Priscilla Lowry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xANjaFQ_9Ck

Wingham Wool

https://www.winghamwoolwork.co.uk/

https://www.winghamwoolwork.co.uk/autumn.html

https://www.winghamwoolwork.co.uk/knitters-loom.html

Ashford Kiwi 3 Spinning Wheel - a good choice
https://www.winghamwoolwork.co.uk/ashford-kiwi-3.html
 

Wavy Shuttle Demonstration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qBCjmA7ipg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHk64itDsF8

The Ashford Wheel Magazine
Recommended
by members

Orkney Travel Guide
https://www.roughguides.com/destinations/europe/scotland/orkney/

http://britspin.org.uk/

Yarn Fest Wool Shop - worth a visit
The Old Telephone Exchange, Long Lane, Hermitage, Berkshire RG18 9QS
If you've got a specific yarn in mind, call Sue or Stuart to find out if they've got it in stock or
can get it for you.

https://yarnfest.co.uk/

https://www.skeinqueenyarns.co.uk/

Wool Shop in Basingstoke
https://packlanewool.co.uk/

 

Jane Patrick: The Weavers Idea Book
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Weavers-Idea-Book-Creative-Rigid-Heddle/dp/1596681756

https://www.frankherringandsons.com/

10% off for Kennet Valley Guild Members

Then there was talk of Gin and things…

 

Alternative to sloes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullace

https://thisbuntingbakes.co.uk/2020/02/01/white-chocolate-sloe-gin-raspberry-brownies/

 

https://www.craftginclub.co.uk/ginnedmagazine/2017/11/20/these-boozy-brownies-are-gin-credible

 

https://www.wildfooduk.com/wild-food-recipes/beech-leaf-noyau/

If any KVG members would like Meg's recipe for home made 'Limoncello' and Christmas Vodka, please email: kvgwebmaster@gmail.com


Crochet

https://amigurumi.today/

 

TOFT - animals etc

Toftuk.com

https://www.toftuk.com/Article_Pages_EDSINDEX.aspx

 

Rebecca brought this organisation to our attention:
Flying Scholarships For Disabled People

https://www.fsdp.co.uk/

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