Tuesday, 29 November 2011


This year the window is very difficult to photograph, we have magic flying reindeer and a (very laid back) Santa Claus, surrounded by fabulous knitted baubles.

The reindeer appear from the back of festive crochet....

Here is a close up of one of the baubles from Arne and Carlos' book. We used Regia xmas for the red, a bit of sparkle. I am planning to spend the whole of December knitting these.

For the full experience pop along and visit us. We are open for the Artisan market this Sunday 4th Dec and late night shopping on Saturday 10th December.

Thursday, 10 November 2011


As any good wool shop should we stock a very wide range of yarns from 100% acrylic through all the mixes to 100% wool and lots of other fibres too: cotton, bamboo, alpaca, silk, mohair, angora and even sugar cane. We realise that when customers ask for 'wool' that is not always what they actually want or require for the project they have in mind. We try to guide our customers to the best yarn for their specific needs, 'wool' is a widely used misnomer which can be excused in our day to day shop life.

However in the case of labelling of textiles, calling any yarn 'wool' is unacceptable. I am a great fan of Kate Davies who has written an eye opening blog post, Wool 0%  highlighting the misuse of the word 'wool' in labelling of textiles and garments.

She is campaigning to have 'wool' labelling clearly defined and anything less than 50% pure wool to be labelled 'wool mix'. I am shocked that this is not already the case and thank her for bringing this to our attention. In association she has launched Wovember where you can sign a petition of support, so please read her posts, follow all the links and sign the petition,
Thank You


Thursday, 3 November 2011


Look at the fun we had last night
 LOVING the book
 Susan brought every item from the book, they are even more stunning in reality and the temptation to knit everything...
 Seeing everything close up and admiring all the details, especially the real vintage buttons.
 We all had fun trying on various garments and accessories.
 We could have stayed all night,
however, I positively sprinted home to put on my pyjamas and curl up with the book.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Stitch in Time 2 LIVE!

We are very excited here at Marmalade Yarns, tomorrow evening (Wednesday 2nd Nov) Susan Crawford is coming. It's true, her beautiful book has arrived and she is bringing some of the garments and signing the books.
 The book is gorgeous, full of 'must knit' projects, beautiful photography and top tips for vintage knitting. The box of books arrived today, I could hardly tear myself away to serve the customers.

So if you are in the Frome area, treat yourself and come along to the shop, there will be drinks and nibbles and Susan will be here from 6.30pm - 8.30pm.
See you there!