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August 2020 Makes

Fay Dashper-Hughes

August 2020 Makes

A quick look at all the things I made in August 2020.  Lost fo crochet, including the Stormy Rainbow Blanket design release.

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Review of Cove by Blacker Yarn

Fay Dashper-Hughes

Review of Cove by Blacker Yarn

I was approached by Blacker Yarns (link) to see whether I wanted to review their new Birthday yarn.  Blacker specialises in British breed yarns that are spun at their sister company, The Natural Fibre Company in Cornwall, so that makes it a “yes” from me.  For the sake of transparency, I did not pay for this yarn and am under no obligation to talk about it publicly.  Every year they create a new, limited edition birthday yarn and this year it is called Cove, comes in a palette of seven shades (six dyed and one natural).  All seven shades are...

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Fun things to do online when at home

Fay Dashper-Hughes

Fun things to do online when at home

It's March 24th 2020 and these are strange times.  Last night the UK went into lockdown which will be reviewed in three weeks time.   I have been asking the #CrochetClan (lovely community for The Crochet Circle Podcast) for online suggestions of ways to keep ourselves entertained and focussed during the coming weeks.  We are a positive bunch and lots of great suggestions have come in already.  They are all online activities, things to watch or ways of keeping active.  Most are free. If you have any suggestions, please email me (fay@provenancecraft.com and title your email Things to Do) or add...

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A guide to Zoom for the yarn industry

Fay Dashper-Hughes

A guide to Zoom for the yarn industry

The current pandemic means that more of my industry peers are looking at providing online options for craft groups, yarn shows, gatherings etc. I have been using Zoom for well over two years and I think it's a fab option for people to try. Given that I have some knowledge in setting up online groups and managing them during Zoom sessions, I thought it would be helpful to share what I know so that can speed up the learning curve for my fellow yarnies and help keep our small businesses afloat. To that end, I have pulled together a quick...

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Yarnadelic by John Arbon Textiles yarn review

Fay Dashper-Hughes

Yarnadelic by John Arbon Textiles yarn review

A review of Yarnadelic by John Arbon Textiles for crochet and knitting.

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