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Juno Fibre Arts is an artisan yarn and fibre company producing a unique hand dyed collection of yarns and spinning fibres for handknits, spinning, felting and weaving. The Juno studio is located in the grounds of an old, working farm in rural Devon, surrounded by British countryside and the range draws inspiration from its stunning pastoral setting.
Juno yarn is dyed in small and exclusive batches and is available in limited editions on the Juno Arts Etsy shop so look out for the monthly shop updates towards the end of each month.
What’s in the WIP?
A little bit of sewing – a project pouch for Deb (her wonderful write up of Unwind is on her blog here.
A new (extra glamorous) shawl design for the July pattern Dream Big Collection - currently being test knit.
Unwind Brighton Recap
I attended Unwind Brighton a couple of weeks ago.
The weather and location in and around the Brighton Dome. It was sunny and being by the seaside felt like being on holiday.
Meeting people was a major highlight. I caught up with some good friends from my knitting group and people I knew online including podcast listeners and new friends. I also spoke to a couple of knitting celebrities including the lovely Joji Locatelli.
My two classes with Amy Hendrix of MadelineTosh and Åsa Tricosa who is a very talented designer.
Here is a very cheery gang of UK podcasters and thanks to one of my lovely listeners Chloe for this photo!
Casting on Pebble Beach in the Pavilion Gardens
We had a lovely spot under the trees and a group of us gathered and started our Pebble Beach shawls.
I cast on mine using some divine Skein Australia Merino Cashmere in the Sea Salt colourway.
Thank you to suddgummi, littleyellowuke, lumpyjumperlady, ruthrabbit, aspellofwinter, amaknitter, snailgarden, tinkhickman for joining us in the gardens.
I was very honoured to have my shawls displayed on the stands of two brilliant UK indie dyers, Juno Fibre Arts and Kettle Yarn Co.
True Brit Knits
Eden Cottage Yarns
Juno Fibre Arts
Kettle Yarn Co
Thank you SO much to the brilliant Dani and her fabulous team for putting on such a wonderful fibre event in Brighton.
Knit Along Updates
Velvet Rose Shawl KAL
Going until 8 August
Sponsored by the Curious Stash with a skein of Wollmeise lace.
Prize for randomly selected FO
Pebble Beach Shawlette KAL
Sponsored by Kettle Yarn Co and the Curious stash
Randomly selected FO
Curious Handmade Favourite FO
Social Media Maven #pebblebeachKAL
Curious Collective DKAL
Voting is live for Week 4: What border do you want on the shawl?
Sponsored by Juno Fibre Arts
I will announce more details about the knit along segment of this project next week.
Let’s just say – there are going to be Tribes and its going to be awesome!!
You can buy the pattern here
On holidays in Gascony
This episode is recorded in Gascony, France where I’m on holidays with my family and wonderful knitting friend Loba. (she is also a designer and has a super cute kids pattern in Arimisu that featured on last week’s episode – it is a small knitting world!!)
Have an awesome week!!