Introducing our British yarn for Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society 2017

By | January 30th, 2017|Neighbourhood Sheep Society|

Copyright: Riggmoor Reineer | Used with permission   Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society 2017 | The British Contingent This post was written by Jess James of Ginger Twist Studio This past year I've had my eyes peeled for a special U.K. contingent yarn that would suit the upcoming instalment of Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society 2017 to be released especially for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March. Opportunity struck when Sariann of The Chopped Ginger Wool Project was living in Scotland and developing her woolly brand. The Chopped Ginger Wool Project aimed (and succeeded in) establishing relationships with small farms [...]

Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society 2017

By | January 27th, 2017|Neighbourhood Sheep Society, Uncategorized|

Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep meets Neighbo(u)rhood Alpaca When Jess and I embarked on our Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society adventure almost three years ago our big dream was to have some yarn spun specifically for this project. Back then we could never have imagined that we would be putting together a package with two custom spun yarns from opposite sides of the world! As we know life ebbs and flows, back in early 2014 when we started chatting about sourcing small batch yarns, adding our own creative flair and sharing these designs with the world, I was living in Edinburgh. [...]

Wovember | Celebrating Woolly Goodness

By | November 7th, 2015|#knitsharelove, Neighbourhood Sheep Society, Yarn|

The month for celebrating sheep and all their wooly gloriousness!   So in the blink of an eye "Wovember" is upon us... it seems like only yesterday that I was chatting to Sue Blacker about wool for socks as part of a feature I wrote for "Wovember 2014". So much has changed in the last year, but one thing has remained a constant - my passion for wool and small scale producers of yarn and fibre in the UK, and further afield. What is Wovember?  "The idea is to show our collective appreciation of WOOL by wearing as much of [...]

Neighbourhood Sheep Society | Volume One

By | September 18th, 2015|#knitsharelove, Designs, Neighbourhood Sheep Society, Yarn|

Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society Volume One - now available on Ravelry. Hope you have had a fantastic week, and have a lovely weekend planned. My week has been busy and I am really hoping I can have some down time with my knitting this weekend. I wanted to pop past and let you all know that Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society | Volume One is now available on Ravelry. This collection contains all the patterns from the Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society 2015 club. Each pattern has been reworked in a readily available yarn that you can get from Ginger Twist Studio in Edinburgh, or [...]

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Love Local | Neighbourhood Sheep Society 2015

By | September 17th, 2015|#knitsharelove, Neighbourhood Sheep Society, Yarn|

Celebrating Neighbourhood Sheep Society 2015 Today is a little trip down memory lane as I prepare for a really exciting ebook release for tomorrow..... [av_hr class='short' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='50px' custom_border_color='' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='yes' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello'] Once we had completed all the work from Head to Toe, Jess (from Ginger Twist Studio) and I knew we had to work together again. In the late summer of 2014 during one of my regular visits to her gorgeous shop in Edinburgh we had one of those moments where everything just clicks into place… Jess and I are both incredibly passionate about [...]

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Tea Party | Tickets on Sale

By | August 27th, 2015|Designs, Neighbourhood Sheep Society, Yarn|

Tea – the perfect knitting companion… To celebrate the completion of the Tea Collection Volume One you are cordially invited to a special Tea Party. Jess, from Ginger Twist Studio and I are hosting our very own tea party with the help from our new friends at Pekoe Tea in Edinburgh. On the 17th October between 7 and 9pm we would love for you to join us for tea (and tea cocktails), nibbles, knitting and plenty of fun. [av_heading heading='What is The Tea Collection?' tag='h3' style='' size='' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' color='' custom_font=''][/av_heading] Quite simply, this collection is a celebration of [...]

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New Design: Mellit

By | January 30th, 2015|Designs, Neighbourhood Sheep Society, Yarn|

If you are a regular follower of this blog or a fan of Ginger's Hand Dyed you may recall when we launched our new venture The Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society. Jess and I were so excited to send out the first parcels a couple of weeks ago. We have kept the details under wraps until we were sure that everyone had their parcels (no one likes a spooled surprise after all). Today, I am very excited to share the details of the January (and first ever) shipment of the Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society.   [av_heading heading='The Yarn' tag='h3' style='' size='' subheading_active='' subheading_size='15' padding='10' [...]

Do you love yarn?

By | November 7th, 2014|Neighbourhood Sheep Society|

Jess and I had so much fun working together on the Head to Toe - Neighbo(u)rhood Knitwear Collection we wanted to team up again and bring you more exciting fibre filled fun. I have been hinting at this for a while now (actually I have been bursting to tell you about it) and the moment is finally here…. without further ado let me introduce you to … The Neighbo(u)rhood Sheep Society – Best of British Yarn Club 2015 Do you love British yarn, supporting small producers and working with exquisitely dyed and the perfect pattern match? Then this club is [...]

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