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The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers: Our UK Exclusive

It’s new, it’s here and it’s exclusive to us in the UK and Europe… it’s The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers! Adapted from a previous newsletter – subscribe to our newsletter here. We started our small collection with Soka’pii and Mighty Mo, but soon realised we had to try more! At long last our big long-awaited delivery of four […]

Working from home with us

Adjusting to our new working from home normal, with tips from the point of view from a knitter and a photographer. Imogen – The Knitter Fig Tree Yarns shares its space with my music school and in the absence of students, I have set up my desk on the Yamaha grand piano. I have a […]

Helping you choose your perfect Shift Cowl Kit

Rediscover the Shift Cowl by Drea Renee Knits in Spincycle Yarns all over again! Dyed in the Wool by Spincycle Yarns has been one of our best-selling yarns of all time, and we can definitely see why! Then along came the The Shift… These skeins really boomed into popularity when Drea Renee Knits published her […]

Trend Spotting at Stitches West 2020

There is nothing we wouldn’t do to make sure we offer our customers the very latest in yarns and trends. That includes travelling all the way to the USA from Jersey, Channel Islands to do just that! I’m winding down from my trip to California to attend my first Stitches West 2020 festival. I have […]

Heading to Stitches West

We are travelling to San Jose, California, this morning for the wonder that is Stitches West. The ‘we’ in this context is me and my swatch; Flo is staying back in the London office to handle orders and post more gorgeous Instagram photos there. (Sorry Flo – next time!) I am swatching for ‘Water Bearer’ in […]

Meet the Founder

It has been a while since we did some ‘personnel’ profiles here at Fig Tree so here is one for starters to welcome all our new patrons and followers! This is me, Imogen. My grandmother taught me to knit, my mother to sew. For several years of my life I was an opera singer and […]

Slow Knitting

It has been hot this summer. Very hot. My knitting has slowed down to a snail’s pace and I have been enjoying the slow pace and I’m really enjoying it.  I don’t mean that I have been knitting fewer projects – far from it, in fact; the summer vacation is a good time to catch […]

Small Shops, Big Shopping

So Fig Tree Yarns is only open on Fridays. Jersey is a very small place and not everyone knits – strange, I know, but there it is. Nearly all our business is online and most islanders know where we are and how to get hold of us. But last Saturday, we opened especially for a […]

Everything You Need to Know About Camel Wool

Camel Wool – What is it? What does it feel like? What can you knit with it? This fibre is not half as well known as it ought to be! Camel wool is super soft and can be found blended into some of our favourite yarns that we stock on our site. We thought we’d […]