Yarn Photo Day with Jersey Cows

Yarn Photo Day with Jersey Cows ‘Please don’t have a cow…’ Lots of lovely new products have arrived in the island and the sun is shining so Flo and I take to the country lanes around the Fig Tree Yarns studio. Within 100 yards we found perfect backdrops, ancient granite walls, fences, fresh cut ‘branchage’ […]

My Visit to Swans Island Yarn and Earth Day

My Visit to Swans Island Yarn in Maine, USA April 22nd is Earth Day.  It set me thinking about how we, in the yarn business, play our part in the big scheme. The act of crafting in itself, re-using, ‘me-made’ all inspire us to consider what it is we use and how we use it […]

The Surprise Effect of the Drop in Pound Sterling

The Surprise Effect of the Drop in Pound Sterling The drop in the £ Sterling against the US $ would seem bad news for a British yarn business specialising in importing American yarn – but it has had a surprising side effect this week. Always busy with customers from the UK and Europe, our website […]