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It’s a wrap!

It’s a wrap!

The history of scarves, and how to create a unique statement-piece beaded woollen scarf.
From humble beginnings, scarves have grown from being the most basic of clothing staples to becoming the must-have fashion accessory of the well-heeled lady or gent, and the epitome of sartorial elegance.

The elegant silk headscarf became the epitome of high fashion in the 1950s.
Cultural icons including Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Onassis influenced an entire generation into the wearing of elega[..]

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The history of knitting

The history of knitting

Inspired by our exhibition at Yarndale 2016 (24-25th Sept), we’ve delved deep into the colourful history of this most ancient of crafts.
In the beginning
The Danes developed a technique called Nålebinding (which literally translates as ‘binding with a needle’) in around 6,500BC. Known as ‘knotless netting’ or ‘knotless knitting’ in English, Nålebinding predates both knitting and crochet and uses just one needle with an eye.
Nål[..]

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Handmade Wedding Gifts To Treasure

Handmade Wedding Gifts To Treasure

According to research published in 2015, we Brits are well and truly bouncing back from the recession when it comes to our wedding budgets. Last year, we spent an average of £16,364 on the big day; 28 per cent more than we spent in cash-strapped 2014, and a whopping 36 per cent more than the £11,947 we spent in 2010.

Interestingly though, while we now seem far more relaxed about blowing the budget on our big day, the recession does seem to have taught us a thing or two about f[..]

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