Peter Pan MERINO BABY - New leaflets

WE LOVE Merino Baby DK (100% Pure Ultra Soft Superwash Merino Wool).  It comes in 14 fabulous shades, from Soft Lilac, Apricot to Turquoise there are lovely colour combinations for little boys and girls.  


We are always excited when designing for Merino Baby and new leaflets are now available;

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Spring is here but there is still a chill in the air and all the lovely designs above are just perfect.

Happy knitting.


NEW Peter Pan Books and Leaflets

Spring is here and we have new shades in Peter Pan DK and lots of lovely knitting projects for those special little (and big) people in your life!  

944 Grass    945 Custard

 946 Jam   947 Seal 

 948 Bear

Our  fabulous new Knitted Toys Book 374 which features all the above new Shades.

PLUS new leaflets

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So much to choose from Pirates, dinosaurs to finger puppets.  
Happy knitting.


Bradford Textile Society Design Competition 2016 - Open to ALL STUDENTS AND INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS

Bradford Textile Society runs a prestigious Design Competition each year AND features design in Knit.
The Design Competition has become one of the largest textile design competitions in the UK and continues to go from strength to strength each year in terms of numbers, breadth of participants and quality of entries. 

The prize fund has grown to around £11,000, thanks to the generosity of a number of high profile sponsors:

 The Clothworkers’ Foundation
     The Worshipful Company of Dyers
 The Woolmark Company 
 The Campaign for Wool
British Wool Marketing Board   
     The Cotton Industry War Memorial Trust
The Merchants of the Staple of England 
     The Association of Fashion and Textile Courses
Prestigious Textiles Ltd
     Holland & Sherry Ltd    
 Luxury Fabrics Ltd
     Retail and Textile Company

Open to all students from UK Universities and Colleges, independent and professional designers in the UK textile Industry, the number of entries has risen dramatically over the years to well over 900 from 34 different institutions .

The Design Competition is unique in its breadth, having 15 different categories to cover a diverse range of textile disciplines and specialisms, as well as a number of special awards. In addition to the prize money and certificates there is the opportunity of industry placements and a visit to Premiere Vision Paris for four of the successful winners.

Prizes are presented annually at an Award Ceremony, which this year is to be held on 6th May at the exciting new Dye House Gallery at Bradford College with the keynote speaker, Linda Watson, the renowned fashion writer and journalist.

See details below of the Knitting & Crochet Guild special award for the Knitting section of the Competition. 

It is a fabulous opportunity whether you are a student or independent designer.  
Follow links above for full details.


Steven MacIver - Visual Art Scotland - CONVERGE 2016

Visual Arts, Edinburgh
CONVERGE 2016 featuring:

Steven MacIver is re-presenting NEXUS, a major ambitious work, originally shown at the Dillon Gallery, New York which explores and translates Steven’s obsessive linear paintings into a giant three-dimensional installation using thousands of gold and silver threads.

Using Twilleys of Stamford, Goldfingering, Steven produces amazing installations. If you are in Edinburgh I think this exhibition is a must.  

(COPYRIGHT Steven MacIver images)

New leaflets in Wendy Supreme Cotton DK

We have eight super new design leaflets in our Wendy Supreme Cotton DK collection yarns, featuring:



Lots of lovely brights for the Spring/Summer.  Happy knitting and crocheting.


NEW Wendy Eider Chunky yarn

Introducing our fabulous new Wendy Eider Chunky.

Eider is a luxuriously tactile fur yarn in five classic colours. Soft and fluffy to the touch you will be longing to wrap yourself in its loveliness. Garments and accessories made from Eider are beautifully warm and comforting and when used in conjunction with other Wendy yarns Eider produces inspiring stitch patterns and rich textures.   See our website for full details and free scarf pattern with every ball of yarn.

PLUS six new leaflets, which we know you will love;

Available now - see your local retailer for full details.


Cats, Dogs, Sheep and Monkeys!

We have a fabulous collection of Wendy Four Legged Friends Kits just perfect for Christmas presents or indeed any other time!

Our NEW Monty Monkey kit comes in four shades.

NEW on our Katie Cat page is a link to a FREE Pattern for a Backpack.  Buy the kit and use the free pattern to make up this extra special backpack.

We also have Sharon Sheep which comes in four shades

and Doogle the Dog in four shades.

Happy Knitting and crafting.