Delving into the Delights of Dorset Buttony!
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Blog post by Geraint Ashton Jones. When your hubby is a photographer & you task him to photograph some Dorset Buttons instead of his usual subject matter of landscape, wildlife or rugby players! Click here to … Read More

Fancy Tiger Crafts
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Last year work took us to Denver, Colorado giving me the perfect opportunity to visit Fancy Tiger Crafts. Celebrating their 11th anniversary on 8 July 2017, Fancy Tiger Crafts describe themselves as specialising in ‘supplies for … Read More

Woolfest 2017!
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What a fantastic weekend at Woolfest 2017! As a first time vendor and having never visited Woolfest before it was with nervous anticipation that I entered the auction mart on the Thursday afternoon.  Seeing it for … Read More

EYF 2017
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EYF 2017, my third time as a vendor & the most elated exhaustion I’ve experienced post show!  The run up to EYF 2017, alongside my usual preps for my Dorset Button stand & running Dorset Button … Read More

My Crofthoose Hat
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Last October I went to Shetland, my third visit for Shetland Wool Week and three years since I last took in this amazing event. Many of you may know the Crofthoose Hat pattern designed by Ella Gordon, the elected patron … Read More

The last months of 2016
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December arrived with the weather officially warmer on Skye than where I use to live in the South of England and here at the end of December that is still the case! With only a couple … Read More

Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2016
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Whether a vendor or a visitor at EYF you will all have had your own experience of this unique & innovative yarn festival created by Jo & Mica.  Or maybe you were unable to attend & have … Read More

A Leap Year in more Ways than One
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With the transition from one year to the next it is with great interest I’ve read many online 2015 reflections and 2016 business plans and goals from people across the creative community. 2016, a leap year, … Read More

Finishing Cushions
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I’ve been finishing cushions of late, and if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you will have had a ‘sneak peek’ at a couple of Dorset Buttons I made for one of them.

It’s been a while . . .
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Last time I blogged I was feeling elated and exhausted post Edinburgh Yarn Festival, and about to embark on a Norwegian cruise to take in the fjords alongside some knitting and crochet workshops.

Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2015
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Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2015 – my first big show as an exhibitor!  Huge thanks to Mica & Jo, the organisers, for giving me the opportunity as a newbie vendor.  I had an incredible weekend – exhilarating, exhausting … Read More

TJFrog Leaps into 2015
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I am not one for making New Year Resolutions although as one year passes into another I tend to have a ‘To Do’ list for the forthcoming months.  Top of the list for 2015 is to focus on … Read More

The Makery, Bath
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Last Sunday I had the privilege of running a Dorset Button Christmas Decoration workshop at The Makery, Bath.  As part of their Open Day, The Makery ran a series of 1-hour taster craft workshops.  If you are not already … Read More

Singleton Button Challenge
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Earlier this year, Anna McDowell of Henry’s Buttons set a challenge to bring the Singleton Dorset Button into the 21st Century.  This involved making a Singleton button using traditional methods on a 25mm ring with a … Read More

Yarn Shop Day – Saturday 3 May 2014
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As part of a nationwide campaign to promote independent yarn shops, today has seen a large number of shops taking part in Let’s Knit Magazine “Yarn Shop Day” with many holding special events, workshops, promotions and discounts. … Read More