Skein Queen Open Studio June 23 2014, 0 Comments

Here at SQ HQ, we're gearing up for the Open Studio this Saturday. We're based in Thatcham, Berkshire.

Visitors can see where all the dyeing action takes place, eat cake, drink tea from vintage teacups, squish yarn, knit and generally have a lovely afternoon in the garden.

There will be SQ hand-dyed yarn available for purchase as well as Lotus Yarns yak, 50 shades of Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift, Dolly What Not lavender bags and purses for knitting notions, Addi needles, Fripperies and Bibelots stitch markers and NovaSteel shawl pins should you wish to do a bit of shopping during the day.

If you are thinking of coming, please sign up here to obtain your official invitation so that we have an idea of how many cakes to make, and to receive details of address, maps, car parking and train station arrangements.

Here's to a fun day.

I made a couple of crochet mandalas over the weekend in Jamieson's shades (which will be available from my website very soon) - I used Plum, Willow, Mermaid, Surf, Fog and Rose. The pattern is from Attic24's blog - she's collecting them for a huge Yarndale display. Very easy pattern to follow. Can you guess which one I made first though? Even with PVA on the back, it still looks a bit floppy. But the second one is certainly better.

I also wanted to let you know about a new thing in the Skein Queen Facebook group - there is now a shop on the page so you can buy hand-dyed yarn directly from Facebook. It links to the main website.