Welcome, Weft Blown!

Howdy! I would like to share the exciting news that our TURTLE looms are now available at Weft Blown, a weaving and spinning supplier in West Kilbride, Scotland, which is also known as Craft Town Scotland.

Photo credit: Weft Blown. Used with permission.

Some of you know store owner Ange Sewell and her team, who for years have welcomed pin-loom weavers in person at their store near the beautiful North Ayrshire Coast, as well as online. Ange plans to relocate in 2023 , but will still be in West Kilbride.

To celebrate Weft Blown as a new stockist, I designed a quick and easy cowl, inspired by the Firth of Clyde and the impressive island scenery, like the Isle of Arran, right off the shore near West Kilbride.

When Ange and I were chatting about yarns that have something to do with Scotland (but are also available in the United States), The Croft yarns from West Yorkshire Spinners came up. I had sampled those yarns a few years ago and fallen in love with them, and using them in a welcome project seemed a delightful choice.

Whether you use Shetland wool (I used The Croft Shetland Tweed Aran and Wild Shetland Aran Roving), a handspun yarn that you made, or any worsted weight yarn of your liking, the Firth of Clyde Cowl works up quickly on the Original TURTLE Loom R – regular sett, even in time for the upcoming holidays!

Ready to celebrate? Download the free cowl pattern now!

And here are a few suggestions for how to wear your cowl

Thank you for celebrating with us! Maybe some of you will get a chance to visit Weft Blown.
And to those who will make a Firth of Clyde cowl, make sure to share some pictures!

6 thoughts on “Welcome, Weft Blown!

  1. This is such a delightful announcement!! Now I have another reason to travel to Scotland; it’s on my bucket list!

    1. West Yorkshire Spinners has a locator service on their website (I recommend that you call the store before you go there and ask whether they have the yarn that you’re looking for): https://www.wyspinners.com/stockists
      I have used the following online retailers (there may be others as well):
      The Woolery carries The Croft Shetland Colours (https://woolery.com/the-croft-shetland-colours-yarn.html, which you can use instead of the Roving) and The Croft Shetland Tweed (https://woolery.com/the-croft-shetland-tweed-yarn.html).
      Some of the yarns that I used for the sample were from WEBS, but now that they are part of LoveCrafts, they are discontinuing West Yorshire Spinner yarns.
      LoveCrafts carries a variety of WYS yarns , and I have ordered yarns from them many times … https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-us/l/yarns/yarns-by-brand/west-yorkshire-spinners-yarn?filter-yarnWeight.en-US=Aran
      If you have a larger order (10-15 skeins total) and are not in a hurry, you could also consider ordering directly from WYS (https://www.wyspinners.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=the+croft).
      Hope this helps!

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