We’re now gearing up for three days of Edinburgh Yarn Festival! Come and visit us at this amazing yarn show – we’ll be taking the full Triskelion range so lots to choose from, and so much else to see and do, of course. The classes and advance tickets are sold out now, but general admission tickets are available at the door for Friday and Saturday (not the Thursday). Have a look at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival website for more information.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
I’m very excited to be attending the Pomfest show in London on 14th and 15th July 2017. It’s Pom Pom magazine’s fifth anniversary, so Pomfest is going to be a birthday bash with workshops, lectures, a podcast and the very best of British yarns and knitting supplies, including 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.