Thursday, 18 April 2013

Truly Twisted Yarns

I am flabbergasted.  I am a crafter and I thought I knew of all the craft places in Carlisle to visit, but obviously not!

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 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 this space  ;)


  1. Wow! I didn't know this existed either! I think I may need to pay them a visit this weekend, I do love a nice wool shop!

  2. IT is open Wednesday though to Saturday Jo. If you go on Saturday look through the window to the workshop, I should be in there trying to weave for the first time :)


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