A few days ago I joined Ravelry (actually, thats a big fat fib, I joined last year, couldn't work out how to use it and never looked at it again ...... until now)
I had a mooch about on there and looked for groups in the Carlisle area, when one popped up called Truly Twisted Yarns. Not only are they a group on Ravely, but also a shop, in real life, in Carlisle!! Can you tell I was a little excited?
They are situated behind Linton Tweeds and The Bobbin café on Shaddongate, so, of course, a visit was necessary.
It was like walking into a woolly Aladdin's cave, a heaven full of fluffyness.
This is Sue, it's her palace and she is the most knowledgeable person I think I have ever spoken to about wool in my life! More than happy to share information and show me how some of the tools work.
I had a explanation about this loom...
And a little demo on this amazing fold away spinning wheel, I didn't even know fold-up spinning wheels existed Do I need one?
I was allowed to fondle the wools and yarns..
And take a few photos :)
I NEED to make something with this, I have come home to find a suitable pattern to use then I shall go back and buy it all :)
I have even booked myself onto a beginners weaving class on Saturday coming (20th April) to learn how to weave a scarf! At such a fantastic price - £45 which includes a days tuition, materials and lunch - I am already too excited for words. You could email Sue on firstname.lastname@example.org if you fancy this class yourself, see if there are any places left.
I did manage to buy myself a single ball of wool, for a craft project....watch this space ;)