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Triskelion at Purlescence’s Christmas Open Day

We’re very pleased to have been invited back for the Purlescence Christmas Open Day near Wantage on Saturday 2nd December 10am – 4pm.

This is a great little annual event in the beautiful countryside setting of The Firs Farm, Leckhamstead, just a stones throw from where the Great British Bake Off is held.

As well as a chance to see, feel and buy our yarn, there is the whole Purlescence shop and studio to enjoy with cafe and comfy couches to knit, chat and share ideas and projects. Have a look at the Purlescence website to see what they have on offer, and for more details about the Christmas Open Day.

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Triskelion at Nottingham Yarn Expo

Triskelion Yarn at Nottingham Yarn Expo

11th and 12th of November 2017
Nottingham Conference Centre
Goldsmith Street Entrance, Nottingham. NG1 4BU

There’s a lot of buzz on the grapevine about this new show, to be held in the state-of-the-art Nottingham Conference Centre. Visit the Nottingham Yarn Expo website and you’ll see why! Its not just the impressive list of exhibitors, workshops and other events but the sheer enthusiasm and passion that comes across from Rachael and the team. We’ll be there, with lots of colourful ideas for Christmas and the wintry months ahead.

Look what Robin made, Marian!

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Triskelion at West Wales Wool Show 2017

West Wales Wool Show 2017

Saturday 14th October, 10am to 4.30pm
Narberth, Pembrokeshire
The Queens Hall, and Plas Hyfryd Hotel

If you’re in Wales on the 14th October head down to Narberth for the West Wales Wool Show. We’ll be there, along with loads of other stall-holders and fibre-crafters. There’s always a great atmosphere – busy, bustling and with a lot of local talent and produce that you don’t see elsewhere.

From the West Wales Wool Show website …

The West Wales Wool Show in Narberth is a celebration of all things woolly. From beautifully hand crafted items, clothing and footwear to knitting wool, fleece and all the equipment needed to make at home. Demonstrations run throughout the day with stall holders sharing their skills and knowledge with visitors plus wool skill workshops such as felting.

The main aim of the show is to support local wool producers and small craft businesses. Wool as a renewable resource is still undervalued and the show aims to bring this wonderful natural resource back into focus.

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Suri Sport at Alpacas of Wales

Alpacas of Wales Suri & Baby Alpaca sport weight yarn. hand dyed by Triskelion Yarn

Now this is something really special! Take a look a this gorgeous yarn from the wonderful welsh alpacas of Alpacas of Wales! It is 70% Baby Alpaca and 30% Suri Alpaca so is incredibly soft, with a superb handle and a silky suri sheen. It is a completely unique, designed by Caerthan (Triskelion) and Susan (Alpacas of Wales), and dyed here at Triskelion with its own set of colourways.

Suri Sport is a beautiful knitting experience – ideal for small projects and accessories, and would be a perfect Christmas  present for the discerning knitter, although once you have your hands on it you won’t want to give it up!

It’s available in the following colourways, but with limited stocks, so don’t hang about …  Alpacas of Wales Online Shop

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Triskelion Yarn at Yarndale – 23rd / 24th September

Yarndale 2017

Yarndale is fast approaching! If you’re local then you’ll be there – of course! If you’re NOT local I would encourage you to book yourself a weekend away in wonderful Skipton NOW. It is not to be missed. We’ll be there with our beautiful new Scylfing yarn base – a blend of Bluefaced Leicester and Gotland, spun especially for Triskelion Yarn. And everybody else will be there too – the event gets bigger and better every year with an amazing range of stalls and workshops. Have a look at the Yarndale website to find out more.

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Chester Wool Open Weekend – 2nd / 3rd September

Triskelion Yarn at the theChester Wool Show 2017

We’re really looking forward to going to the Chester Wool Open Weekend. Some of our most popular Triskelion yarn bases come from Chester Wool Company, so come along and see! As well as Triskelion, there will be other amazing yarns and fibre products from Coopknits, Truly Hooked, Bluefaced, Felt Studio UK, Coastal Colours, Lottieknits and Fyberspates. You can find more details about the Chester Wool Company, and the Open Weekend here: Chester Wool Company.

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2017 Summer Sale at Triskelion

I’m very pleased to announce the Triskelion Summer Sale has started. The sale runs for a couple of weeks, so grab a bargain now!

The Arthur DK base will be changing slightly in the near future (the new Arthur is being spun by a different mill), so there’s 25% off of the remaining skeins from the first batch. There’s also 20% off of the remaining stocks of Elmet Aran and Gwen Lace, as I’ll be completely revamping their palettes in the autumn. Lastly, I’ll be slimming down the number of production colourways in the Elen, Geraint, Hama and Heulwen bases, so there’s a 20% discount on the retiring colourways on those bases.

In addition to those specific bases, there’s a summer discount of 10% on all other yarns apart from the Mona bases. So, there’ll be stash enhancement potential for pretty much everyone!

Wishing you all a splendid summer,

Caerthan

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New luxury 4-ply and sport weight yarns for 2017

Sandy golden yellow Baby Alpaca, silk and linen sport weight yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn.

It has been a busy spring at Triskelion Yarn, and I’m very proud of our new yarns, ‘Geraint’ and ‘Mona’.

Geraint Sport is a perfect combination of British Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) luxury and a good all round general purpose yarn. It’s superwash and with a rounded 3-ply construction, it’s excellent for many different sorts of projects from hats and gloves to light summer sweaters and shawls.

The Mona yarns are a simply stunning blend of 50% baby alpaca, 25% silk and 25% linen. The yarn feels soft and smooth, yet has a striking heathered effect caused by the linen resisting the dye, and the high silk and linen content gives the yarn a cool, summery handle. At the moment there are two yarn weights – Mona Sport and Mona 4-Ply – with a heavy lace/3-ply to come.

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Triskelion Yarn Clubs 2017

Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) / Masham aran yarn. Hand-dyed by Triskelion Yarn

Given the success of last year’s yarn clubs, I’ve decided to continue them on in 2017. The contents of the clubs won’t be changing, however the format will. Instead of a large payment up-front, you’ll be able to pay by monthly (or bi-monthly) subscription, in addition to a small one-off sign-up fee of £5. The core Triskelion yarn clubs will be the British, Luxury and Lace clubs. Other clubs almost certainly will come into operation later in 2017, possibly one for a pattern/yarn combo, and another for fine, cobweb-type lace yarns.

Subscription payments will come out of your account every month or every other month. A payment made in one calendar month is the payment for the next month’s yarn, which is generally sent out mid-way through the month, and you can adjust the day of the month the payment is made to suit your payday. You can cancel, adjust or put your subscription on hold at any time via the subscriptions section on the My Account page. When your subscription comes up for renewal, you’ll get an email telling you, and your subscription will be put on hold until you confirm you want to renew or otherwise. You won’t get a surprise automatic renewal without your consent.

The British Yarn Club is a monthly delivery of some of the finest British yarns – British fibre, spun in the UK, and hand-dyed in West Wales. The fibres planned for this year will include Blue-faced Leicester, Masham, Wensleydale, Whitefaced Woodland, Southdown and many more. Most of the yarns will only be available through the club. The colourways will generally be exclusive to the club, and will be in the usual Triskelion kettle-solid and semi-solid styles. All of the yarns are hand-wash only, i.e. no superwash yarns.

Every other month in the Luxury Club, you’ll get a delivery of some of the most sumptuous, luxurious yarns. Yarn weights range from laceweight through to aran, and fibres planned for this year will include silk blends with Bluefaced Leicester, yak, cashmere, and baby alpaca. Again, most of the yarns and colourways will be exclusive to the club, and will be in the usual Triskelion kettle-solid and semi-solid styles.

Finally, the Lace Club will deliver of some of the best lace yarns, every other month. Yarn weights are mainly laceweight, but also include heavy lace/3-ply weight yarns and extra fine 1200m/100g yarns. The fibres planned for this year will include Blue-faced Leicester, silk, baby alpaca, cashmere, suri and more.

Places on all yarn clubs are limited, so you need to get in quick, particularly for the British Yarn Club! 3-month, 6-month and 12-month subscriptions are available on the British club, with 6-month and 12-month subscriptions available on the other clubs. If or when any other Triskelion clubs happen this year, you’ll be given the option of moving across to those clubs if you’ve already signed up for one of the core clubs, in which case the sign-up fee for the new club will be waived. You’ll also have guaranteed places on the new clubs if you’re a current clubber, so you might want to join one now if you know you’ll be interested in one of the prospective clubs I’ve outlined.

If you’re currently in one of 2016’s clubs and are worried about getting a place on the corresponding 2017 club – don’t panic! A place is already reserved for you on the corresponding 2017 club. Just let me know that you want to renew, and then you can sign up to the new subscription club in March (for the British club) or April (for the Luxury or Lace clubs) without the sign-up fee.

Happy clubbing!