Posted on October 1, 2016 by ehdknits
I love the Fall season for a lot of reasons- it’s my birthday (although I wasn’t too pleased about this one), it always seems like a new start ( a hangover from long years of education) and it’s Yarndale ! Which was just amazing this year.
I took more than usual this year because all my hand dyes were packed from our move 2 weeks earlier.
While we thought we were moving to just south of Oxford, a place came up just around the corner which we immediately took even though a lot of jury rigging was involved with the space. I am working to develop a really good dye work area so yarn display is not in the cards until this process is finished. This means no more formal open studios for awhile although I may do a true open house in December with yarn literally in the house… We’ll see- I will of course have to finish unpacking the house before this happens. This chore has taken a serious back seat to dyeing!
Have managed to update the website– lots of new colours and patterns , a small sample below:
Off to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Ally Pally next week- hope to see you there!
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Posted on April 19, 2016 by ehdknits
The exceedingly busy winter season ended with EdinYarnFest. After this phenomenal show,right away I took Alex to Turkey for some much needed R&R for us both.
The knitting went everywhere with me but to be honest, I did not get much done as I kept falling asleep.
Back to dyeing- much preparation for Wonderwool Wales this weekend.
Also, preparing new new patterns:
Ball banding new silk yarns:
Blue Lagoon Lustre Silk
Sailor’s Delight Lustre Silk
Vital Blue Lustre Silk
Just arrived as well, some new Spring colours of Blue Heron Rayon Metallic yarn:
After Wonderwool, I’m off the the States to visit my mother and attend the wedding of the daughter of very close friends. I’m planning on getting some serious knitting done- will be taking this to knit a shawl ( as well as something else as yet undecided):
While the weather has been uncooperative, trying to take some time to frolic with Theo:
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Posted on February 17, 2016 by ehdknits
I always really look forward to Unravel , it’s a well organised show with wonderful exhibitors , workshops and lots of buzz held in the Maltings- a reconverted ale house dating from 1750. The Maltings is a terrific venue with a rabbit warren of rooms- looks to explore and discover with great exhibitors tucked away everywhere.
Since returning from Paris, I have been dyeing almost nonstop .
Midnight- this was the top seller and unexpectedly sold out across many bases
Reds/pinks- really popular in Paris especially in lace
Went to Paris with a serious amount of new Flash colours- had to replace all
Then of course there’s deep jade which is always popular
Then I did a new colour for Unravel-this picture does the colour no justice- it’s beyond aqua bright and intense. If you like turquoise, you’ll like this new take;but. you’ll need to see it to appreciate it.
Hope to see you!
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Posted on January 12, 2016 by ehdknits
Happy New Year to you all! We celebrated in style with a house party and amazing fireworks.
2015 was an amazing year for Debonnaire and I am looking forward to an even better 2016. While I don’t do resolutions- I am determined to especially work on 2 areas. First, we are going to increase our social media exposure.
While I am already on Twitter(@ehdknits) and Instagram-debonnaireyarns, I have set up new boards on pinterest-check them out and hopefully you will follow if it interests. My favourite new board is Sheepspiration. The Facebook page (Debonnaire Distinctive Yarns) will open soon.
The second area I need to improve is my back strength- seriously necessary for the amount of stuff and dye pots I lug around. Pilates here I come.
My current favourite colour is pink -at least it was one day last week:
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Posted on September 8, 2015 by ehdknits
Packing up for Bristol Wool Fair this weekend. This was a wonderful event last year and will be held at an even better venue this year. Hope to see you there!
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Posted on August 11, 2015 by ehdknits
Posted on July 21, 2015 by ehdknits
Ampthill, Bedfordshire Marketplace – 25 and 26 July 2015
Saturday 10:00-17:00, Sunday 10:00-16:30
Been dyeing up a storm especially hand paints:
Just a small taster of what”s new…..
Hope to see you there!
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