Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Like many of my friends and people everywhere, I am appalled at the death of George Floyd and the countless other black people and people of colour who have died unnecessarily. I stand against racism of any sort. I am learning about my white privilege and I am...
Grease Is The Word

Grease Is The Word

When I was a child my favourite film was Grease. My older sister took me to Shrewsbury, which was the nearest cinema (I grew up in a small market town called Much Wenlock, in Shropshire) and we started queuing at 10.30am for the 1.30 viewing… The queue was...
We Are In This Together 🌈

We Are In This Together 🌈

🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 It’s no secret that I love rainbows 🌈 some of my favourite and most popular colourways are rainbows. Infact, I remember at may last wool fair – Waltham Abbey Wool Show – I sold about 4kg of my Let There Be More...
Learn To Knit Online

Learn To Knit Online

Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm Given recent school closures and social distancing measures due to Covid19, and following requests from several friends, I have decided to run knitting classes online via Zoom. Below are some videos to help you. This is a completely free workshop...

Coronavirus Update

We are in unprecedented times right now so I wanted to you of my current terms and procedures: I will continue to ship orders, however all my local post offices are now closed so I am having to use Parcel2Go/Hermes. I have amended the shipping options and now have to...

FibreShare Vendor

I am really excited to have been chosen to be a featured UK FibreShare vendor in the first 2020 yarn swap. If you haven’t taken part in FibreShare before, or are unsure what they are, then head over to their website where you can read all about it and sign up!...
Off with a BANG!

Off with a BANG!

So, my first Ōilyarns Club packages went out this week and I’ll admit to being more than a little bit nervous.Β  I wanted to make them extra special to show my thanks for people who had supported and believed in me from the start. I waited until 1st November...
ōilyarns club is almost here!

ōilyarns club is almost here!

My long awaited yarn club is ready to go, with subscriptions opening on 1st October and the first packages going out early November. I’ve been trying to combine my two passions: yarns and dōTERRA essential oils, and find a way of sharing them with a wider...
Moths and what we can do about them…

Moths and what we can do about them…

Last week I returned from a few days away with my boys, to the awful news… we had a moth infestation. Because of my business this is something I dread, however before you worry about anything you may have bought from me, I’d like to state that all of my...
Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

Knitting and its numerous benefits Is knitting good for your health? In a word – YES! I have heard lots of talk about April being Stress Awareness Month so I thought I’d write a short post about how I deal with stress. Mental Health I have always been an...

New Canine Yarn

APRIL FOOL!! Much as I love my dog – and I love to bring you new yarns I’m not sure the two really go together (as this image shows!).Β  Happy Easter!
Taking Care of Luxury Yarns

Taking Care of Luxury Yarns

What is the best way to care for hand knits? This is a question I get asked again and again, and now seems like the perfect time to talk about this as I am about to introduce the new range of Luxury Yarns Hand-Dyed.Β  We spend hours and hours making our itemsΒ  –...
New Look!

New Look!

New year, new website, same great products. I have been deliberating over what to do with my website since the birth of my second son just over 2 years ago. When I originally started Luxury Yarns, I built the site on a platform that was the best choice at the time....