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Fleece - British Blue Faced Leicester a beautiful new yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners

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Fleece - British Blue Faced Leicester a beautiful new yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners

Here it is, the  first of our Autumn/Winter yarns, the fabulous Blue Faced Leicester DK, a part of the West Yorkshire Spinners Fleece range. This beautifully soft British Wool is spun and dyed in West Yorkshire making it a truly local yarn. The 8 rich colours are supported by the Riverside Pattern book plus a free pattern for this beautiful sweater    

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Finishing Techniques Workshop for Knitters

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Finishing Techniques Workshop for Knitters

 Finishing Techniques Workshop 10am – 3pm Saturday 29th February 2020  A practical workshop focusing on techniques to create professional finishes to your knitted garments Skill Level: Basic/Intermediate Topics to be covered  (i) Seaming knitted garments: 3 needle bind-off Sewing up using the Mattress Stitch and Back Stitch Crocheting together your pieces  (ii) Shaping Sleeves Raglan & set in sleeve techniques  (iii) Hems and Cuffs – beyond ribbing  Turned Up hems/cuffs Lace and Picot hems/cuffs Preventing stretch in hems & cuffs  (iv) Button Holes Creating your button hole Making them look professional  Q&A session Bring along a project that you would...

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Vintage / Retro Knitting Techniques Workshop

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Vintage / Retro Knitting Techniques Workshop

Vintage / Retro Knitting Techniques Workshop Saturday 18th January 10.00 am - 3.00 pm £30.00 Requirements: Assorted knitting needles, scissors etc. Packed Lunch Dawn Rowley is holding a Vintage/Retro Knitting Techniques Workshop, which is aimed at advanced/experienced knitters, who are aiming to widen their technique library and repertoire. Objective: To explore approaches to knitting from 1900 - 1970. Topics will include working from Vintage Knitting Patterns, understanding the language, approaches and layouts from previous eras. You will be learning to adapt vintage knitting patterns for modern shapes and sizes, for use with modern yarns. Exploring clothing design differences, shaping, finishing and embellishment. Learn and have a...

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Rowan Yarn Tasting

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Rowan Yarn Tasting
Come and join us on Thursday 14th November for a knit and natter with a difference.

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BRITISH KNITTING & CROCHET AWARDS 2019

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BRITISH KNITTING & CROCHET AWARDS 2019

The results are in for this years British Knitting & Crochet Awards 2019   We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded  Highly Commended  in the category Best Independent Yarn Shop in the North of England and we couldn't be more pleased To be nominated in the first place was amazing and then to be awarded Highly Commended was just fantastic, especially as it is all down to individual customers voting for us. So a massive thank you to all of our customers who took the time and effort to vote for Ripping Yarns. 

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