This weekend I had the privilege
of being part of a select group of bloggers
who spent time together
with the wonderful Stylecraft team at
in Slaithwaite, W Yorkshire!
The mill was once a cotton mill.
We walked the old stone stairs
that are worn by the original mill workers
and the old wooden floors
that have seen generations of mill workers.
It was so interesting to see fleece
in all its different stages
into the finest quality yarn.
The mill spins natural fibres
into fine yarn for
making into worsted suiting
and high end knitwear.
I can hear you all saying
where is the yarn we love to crochet?
The mill works only with natural fibres
so we were lucky to see
where Stylecraft's sister yarn
This is a high end yarn in DK, aran and 4 ply,
fine merino wool and baby alpaca.
It is beautifully soft and comes in a fabulous array of colours
specially selected to compliment each other.
The Special acrylic yarn many of us love is made in Turkey
but dispatched from the mill in W Yorkshire
so we were drooling at the size of this stash!
|Stylecraft Life DK|
The purpose of my visit
was to attend the first meeting of the
Can you imagine my delight
when a few months ago
I was approached by Stylecraft
and asked to be part of a team of bloggers
along with these other fabulous ladies!
In the photo you can see left to right
Catherine from Crafternoon Treats
Sandra from Cherry Heart
Julia from Hand Knitted Things
Phil from The Twisted Yarn
Helen from The Knitting Exploits of Josie Kitten
Lucy from Attic 24
Sarah from Annaboo's House
Sue Pinner from Suz's Place
also part of the Stylecraft Blogstars
but unable to attend are
Emma from Emma Varnham
Jane from Janie Crow
Angela Armstrong from Get Knotted Yarn Craft
We were treated to talks
and mood boards
showing how the new season yarns were developed
and delighted with balls to squish and smooch
in a delicious array of colours
Stylecraft treated us like Royalty
with a wonderful lunch,
and sent us home with a goody bag
filled with yarn, hooks and chocolate!
They also gave us bags, keyrings, labels and vouchers
which I will be using over the next year as giveaway prizes!
Imagine spending time with all those yarn loving people,
who also blog and are addicted to posting on social media
and like me prefer being home with crochet more than anything else!
It was better than Christmas!
So I am now officially a
and you can look forward this year
to lots of new yarny goodness on my hook
and up to the minute info on new yarns coming out!
Keep watching folks!
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