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An Introduction to FairIsle knitting – by Helen Connington

FairIsle Knitting Course by Helen Connington

 

FairIsle knitting example

Helen is a lifelong knitter from Hull and in 2018 won the Kirsty’s Christmas Jumper competition with her amazing beaded, lace and FairIsle creation.

In this class you will be taught the skills required to select colours and to knit two strand colour work and begin knitting your choice of either a tea cosy or hand warmers.  You will need to bring your own knitting needles, the price includes refreshments and a light lunch and sufficient wool to complete your chosen project.

  • Date and Time – Sunday 14th July 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Location – Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
  • Tea and coffee provided throughout the day with a light lunch. (Please advise of any food allergies)
  • Needles required – 3.5mm and 4mm
  • Pattern provided
  • Competence – You must have basic knitting skills
  • Price £45.00

To book please ring the shop on 01969 623558 or email sales@wensleydalelongwool.co.uk, places are limited.

Info: Our next Yarn Show will be Woolfest Cumbria on 28th – 29th June! For further shows check out our Wool Shows page.

Please note, we will be closed on Spring Bank Holiday Monday (27th May).
As usual you can shop online at anytime, even during the holiday: SHOP NOW 
If you have any queries please contact us.

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NEW: Nona Jumper and Hat Kits + May Wool Shows

NEW: Nona Jumper and Hat Knitting Kits

 

Wensleydale Nona 4 Ply Jumper
Wensleydale Nona 4 Ply Jumper

We launched these Knitting Kits at Edinburgh Yarn Festival, now they are available from our Shop, Online and at Wool Shows.

Wensleydale Nona 4 Ply Hat
Wensleydale Nona 4 Ply Hat

Knit these beautiful Fair Isle Jumper and Hat (sold separately), designed exclusively for us by award winning knitwear designer Helen Connington. Using pure Wensleydale 4 Ply Yarn.

May Wool Shows

We have quite a few consecutive Wool and Yarn Shows we are exhibiting at this month!
First up, this weekend, is Rheged Knit & Stitch Show at the Rheged Centre, Penrith in Cumbria. This is the first time we have attended this event.

Rheged Knit and Stitch Show 2019
Rheged Knit and Stitch Show 2019

The weekend after we are at a brand new Wool Show, Buxton Wool Gathering in Derbyshire!

Buxton Wool Gathering
Buxton Wool Gathering

By the organisers of Bakewell Wool Gathering this should be a good Show.

And the weekend after we are at Tynedale Spinners Gathering.

Tynedale Spinners Gathering
Tynedale Spinners Gathering

A very friendly local show at Stocksfield Community Centre, Northumberland.

We will be closed on the Early May Bank Holiday Monday (6th).
As usual you can shop online at anytime, even during the holiday: SHOP NOW 
If you have any queries please contact us.

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Yarn Shows: Spring into Wool & Wonderwool + Easter 🐣 & Skincare etc.

Upcoming Wool Shows in West Yorkshire and Wales

We had a great time at Edinburgh Yarn Festival, it was lovely to meet so many of you. We look forward to seeing your finished projects!
We are now getting ready for the next Yarn Show, Spring into Wool in Leeds, Yorkshire next weekend.

Spring into Wool 2019
Spring into Wool 2019

The weekend after Easter we will be at Wonderwool in Wales! Join us at the Royal Welsh Showground.

Wonderwool Wales
Wonderwool Wales

Edinburgh Natural Skincare products now online

 

Edinburgh Natural Skincare Co. products
Edinburgh Natural Skincare Co. products

Having launched our collection of Edinburgh Natural Skincare products at Edinburgh Yarn Festival we now have them both online and in our Leyburn shop.
We will also be bringing them to Spring into Wool and Wonderwool.

We still have a few Love+Leche beeswax Lotion bars left and continue to stock the lanolin Mitchell’s of Bradford skincare products.

More Sheepskins in stock

 

Natural Sheepskins back in stock
A selection of Sheepskins back in stock

Our collection of Sheepskins are always popular and can go out of stock very quickly! Thankfully, we have more available in the Shop and a selection available in our online store. If you can’t see what you want contact us.

Easter Opening Hours

 

Easter Opening Hours 2019
Easter Opening Hours 2019

Not long until Easter now! Our Leyburn shop will be open on Good Friday and Easter Saturday, but closed on Easter Monday. Please bear this in mind if making a special trip over the Easter weekend.

As usual you can shop online at anytime, even during the holidays: SHOP NOW 
If you have any queries please contact us.

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See you in Edinburgh! | More yarn colours in stock | Natural Skincare products | Spring into Wool winner 🐏

See you in Edinburgh!…

Having had a great Show last month at Unravel, we are heading north this week to Edinburgh Yarn Festival, ‘the UK’s premier Urban Hand-Knitting Show’.
We know many of our friends and customers, from the UK and abroad, will be going so please call and say hello. If you want anything reserving to pick up please let us know by midday Tuesday 19th.
You will find us in the Baron Room close to the Wool Research Station, on stall W5.

As usual, we will be posting photos from the Show on Social Media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter).

Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019

See the Wool Shows page on our web site, to ensure you get your pre-booked tickets in time for these and subsequent Shows!

New Natural Skincare products

Edinburgh Natural Skincare Co. products

We will have on our stall at Edinburgh Yarn Festival skincare products from Edinburgh Natural Skincare Co..
They ‘use only the purest and naturally sourced ingredients which go into the making of each and every skincare product’.

They will be available in our online store after the show.

We still have a few Love+Leche beeswax Lotion bars left.

More Yarn colours back in stock

Wensleydale DK and 4ply colours back in stock

The following yarn colours are back in stock on our website

DK – Teal, Natural, Natural Black, Dusk.
4ply – Dusk, Larch.

We’ll be taking the full range to Edinburgh Yarn Festival.

Winner of Spring into Wool tickets

Spring into Wool 2019

After Edinburgh Yarn Festival we will be at Spring into Wool. Last month we ran a competition to give away complementary tickets to the show.
From all the entries on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Email, we randomly drew the name of Anne Smart. Congratulations!

If you can’t be with us at one of the Yarn Shows then pop into the Shop or shop online…

Visit our online SHOP NOW 
If you have any queries please contact us.

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New Knitting Patterns & it’s Wool Show time! 🎪 + Win tickets

New Exclusive Knitting Patterns…

 

Wensleydale Poncho - front
Wensleydale Poncho – front

A new Year, a new Season and some new exclusive ‘Sheep Shop’ Knitting Patterns are being prepared!
As a teaser we already have our lightweight Wensleydale Poncho pattern, to be knit with our DK yarn, available both in Store and Online.
Others will follow soon, so keep checking! More will be revealed at our upcoming Wool Shows.

It’s Wool Show time!

 

Unravel Festival of Yarn 2019
Yes, we will be attending our first UK Wool Show of 2019 in a couple of weeks when we are at Unravel in Farnham, Surrey!

Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019
This will be followed in March by Edinburgh Yarn Festival.
See the Wool Shows page on our web site, to ensure you get your pre-booked tickets in time for these and subsequent Shows!

Win Tickets for Spring into Wool!

 


We have a pair of Weekend tickets for Spring into Wool to give away (13-14 April in Leeds). If you are not on social media drop us an Email to enter. Otherwise, follow, like and share our upcoming Spring into Wool posts on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
Closing date Thursday 28th February.

If you can’t be there then pop into the Shop or shop online…

Visit our online SHOP NOW 
If you have any queries please contact us.

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Time for our Christmas Sale!!!… ❄

Our Christmas Sale is now on!…

Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop Xmas Sale
Our big sale is on during the Twelve Days of Christmas. Get 15% off most items until January 6th!*

You can get this now in our online store using code XMAS18 at Checkout. From Thursday 27th December you will also get the sale price discounted off the tag price if visiting or calling our Shop!

We don’t discount often, so take advantage while you can! Our Christmas gift to you. x

Reminder: Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours 2018Any online purchases over the holiday period will be processed and dispatched on the next business day. Don’t forget to enter the Sale discount code at Checkout!

Visit our Store or online SHOP NOW 
If you have any queries please contact us.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. Hope you like the festive snow on our web site!

* A few items are excluded from the Sale, such as purchase of Gift Vouchers and Knitting Goddess yarn.

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Still time to buy for Christmas… ⛄

Still time to buy for Christmas…

Wensleydale Longwool Gift Voucher pictured with our yarn

Less than two weeks to go until the Big Day, but there is still time to order online or via our mail order service to get gifts delivered in time for Christmas! But act quickly to ensure delivery.

Recommended posting dates for UK are 18th December, with Europe a day before this. North America is the 14th! Get your orders in now to ensure delivery!

 

Undecided? Buy Gift Vouchers or Knitting Patterns

Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers are available in various values to use both in our Shop and Online Store. We can email them to you or direct to your chosen recipient.

Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop Danielle DK Pattern

Our Knitting Patterns are another option for a last minute purchase as they are available to download once purchased, avoiding the posting delay!

Love+Leche

Love+Leche Knitters Lotion Bars

We are now stockists of the popular Love+Leche ethically sourced Lotion Bars. They are now available in our Shop and Online. Divine bars and excellent gifts!

 

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours 2018

Above are our Opening Hours over the holiday period. As Christmas Eve and New Years Eve are both Mondays we will be closed those days (our normal closing day). Our Shop will be open on the Saturdays before for last minute purchases! Any online purchases over the holiday  period will be processed and dispatched on the next business day.

So get your orders in for Christmas Gifts!
Visit our Store or online SHOP NOW 
If you have any queries please contact us.

Thank you for your custom and support over the last year. Happy Christmas to you all!

To see which Yarn Shows and other Events we will be at next, check our Shows page, which is updated frequently.

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Celebrity loves her Sweater! | Knitting & Stitching Show discount and more…

Celebrity loves her new Sweater!

TV actress and impressionist Debra Stephenson took to social media to let the world know that she loves her new jumper specially knitted for her by one of the Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop experienced knitters using our Aran weight yarns.Celebrity Debra Stephenson reviews her Wensleydale Stanger jumper in Fennel and Natural Aran

‘ In love with my new beautifully soft cosy knit! @wensleydalelongwool  #sustainable #ethicallysourced #handmade #madeintheuk #yorkshire #winterfashion ‘

Thank you Debra for sharing.
The pattern is Stanger, knit in Wensleydale Aran Fennel with Natural colour work (other colours are available).
Why not knit one yourself?!

Knitting & Stitching Show discount tickets

Knitting & Stitching Show Harrogate 2018 web banner

The popular Knitting & Stitching Show is on in Harrogate next week. If you haven’t got your tickets yet then we can get you in at a discount on the usual advance purchase price! Use code HAR46 on their website. Instead of paying £14.50 for an advance adult ticket, you pay just £12! You will find us on our usual stand TG245. This will be our last wool show for 2018. Check our Shows page for upcoming events in 2019.

Simply Crochet Christmas decs in Wensleydale wool

Simply Crochet Christmas decorations in Wensleydale wool
Issue 77 of Simply Crochet magazine used our Wensleydale wool in a Hook to Hook designer challenge! In this edition they were feeling all festive with these cute Christmas tree decorations!

See you at Edinburgh Yarn Festival in 2019!

We're exhibiting at Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019At last we can tell you that we’re delighted to be part of this fabulous show again – Edinburgh Yarn Festival here we come! – can’t wait for #edinburghyarnfestival2019! We’ll share more nearer the time. Tickets for some events are already on sale so get booking!

And finally don’t forget to get your orders in for Christmas Gifts!
Visit our online SHOP NOW 
If you have any queries please contact us.

 

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New Knitting Kits / Gifts, next Wool Shows & Xmas…

New Knitting Kits and Gifts

Just in time for Christmas we are preparing new Kits and Gifts.

Sheep Shop Ossett Cowl knitting kit

Available Online and in Store now is our new Ossett Cowl kit, which is a limited edition using a mix of Mohair and Roving. A very reasonably priced gift for both beginner or experienced knitter!

Available in the next week or so will be some more kits…
Wensleydale weaving kitWensleydale weaving kit samples

They will be on our web sites front page under New In when they are ready.

Three more Wool Shows this month!

First up is Bakewell Wool Gathering this weekend in the Derbyshire Dales.
Bakewell Wool Gathering wool festival

Later this month we are attending Durham Rug Makers Open Day followed by the popular Kendal Wool Gathering.

We hope to meet you an one of these events or a future one.

Get your orders in for Christmas delivery

Christmas delivery posting dates 2018

The postal services start to get busy at this time of year so to guarantee delivery, especially to non-UK addresses, please get your orders in as soon as possible. We endeavour to dispatch orders same or next business day.

UK Online orders of £50 or over get free Delivery.
Orders outside the EU are free of 20% VAT!
If you are travelling to our Shop we also offer online Click + Collect to guarantee you get what you want.

Visit our online SHOP NOW 

If you have any queries please contact us.