This weekend is a red letter one for yarnies as it is Wonderwool Wales. The festival will be online once more but don’t think that will deter the exhibitors from creating a fantastic show experience for our customers.
Our stand at Wonderwool is usually a collaboration between ourselves and Michelle at Woolly Wumpkins and we met up this week for a photo call ready for the show.
The weekend is always really busy for us and quite a social event too. Michelle’s family are always there helping customers with Woolly Wumpkins yarn, Jenny’s husband and kids assist with transport and set up along with Ruth’s parents and our crochet teacher, Gaelle. Ruth’s Mum, Marilyn and Gaelle stay for the show and work their socks off on the stand. All in all it creates a lovely atmosphere and our customers can always find a helping hand when choosing their purchases
This year, like last, will be online but we, like all the other exhibitors at Wonderwool, will be working really hard on social media to create a fantastic virtual show for everyone to attend. You can find the show on facebook and instagram from 23 to 25 April on the Wonderwool social media pages . Beginning on Friday, there will be taster videos from exhibitors and then on Saturday and Sunday exhibitors will be posting products (and links for purchases). There will also be workshops running throughout.
You can find virtual wonderwool on facebook and on instagram . There is also a list of exhibitors and links on the Wonderwool website .
Some of you will remember that the last time we took Ammonite Yarns to Wonderwool, we showcased the Stylecraft Honeycomb Crochet Blanket in Bellissima DK. Everybody loved the blanket so we decided to offer it again this year both in the shop and at Virtual Wonderwool. We are ringing the changes a bit though as Jenny is re-making the blanket in West Yorkshire Spinners ColouLab. The pack will be on the website next week when we have finalised exactly how many balls it takes but here’s a little teaser to show you how it will look!
It looks as though we will be able to re-open on 12 April (just in time for Jenny's birthday!) so we are getting the shop ready to welcome our customers back into the fold.
We've spent lockdown sending out loads of online orders and we've had time to revise some of our ranges and order in new yarns in over the year so, like many of our lockdown waistlines, the shop is now bursting at the seams with new loveliness.
Some of the yarns you won't have seen in the flesh yet are:
From West Yorkshire Spinners we have more colours in ColourLab, Croft DK and Croft Wild Shetland together with new Winwick Mum sock colours. There are lovely new pattern books to go with the yarns and a crochet along to go with ColourLab.
King Cole have launched their Summer 4-ply which is a bamboo/cotton mix ideal for socks as well as garments and accessories. We've also added to our King Cole range with Giza 4-ply, a lovely mercerised cotton and we have old favourites like Timeless, Subtle Drifterin DK and Forest Aran.
Lastly in this quick round-up Stylecraft has Naturals Organic DK cotton which has a fantastic range of colours. This adds to the Naturals range which was launched last year with Naturals Bamboo Cotton. We also have the new range of You and Me DK and new colours of Bambino have just arrived.
All in all, the shop is a box of delights and we can't wait to see our customers in person and show off all of our new yarns.
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