The Fibreworks Chipping Norton

Last weekend we went on a short trip to the Cotswold town of Chipping Norton.  What a weekend to choose – it was absolutely freezing and I ended up wearing every piece of clothing in my suitcase to try and stay warm!

Whilst walking round the town, however, I was excited to see signs of recent yarn bombing – a sure sign that there must be a yarn shop about.

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And here it is!

the fibreworks

Quaint and cosy, The Fibreworks is run by the lovely Lesley, who was happy to chat while I browsed the delicious yarn on offer.  I couldn’t resist the bright colours of this Rico cotton.  Inspired by Attic 24’s blog, I am trying to teach myself to crochet in ripples, but failing dismally so far. These colours may just be the inspiration I need to try again.

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The shop is full of woolly goodness, as you can see…

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There was also lots of gorgeous habedashery which I failed to photograph – Doh!

Even a spot for hubbie to sit while I mooched about.

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Well worth a visit if you are in the area.  There is a Fibre Festival in May if you live nearby – details here.

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About madebyewe

Hello, and welcome to my blog, where I talk about the ups and downs of running a crafty business, knitting and life. I learnt to knit when I was a child in the 1970s. I think my Mum taught me, though it may have been one of my Nans. Both Nans were great crafters and my Mum knitted, when she had time. My childhood was full of wearing Mum's warm and cosy handknit jumpers to school and playing with yarn by the fire, making presents for my family and clothes for my toys. When I grew up, I started a business designing children's handknitted jumpers. Now I spend some of my time desgining gardens, as well as designing knitting. The garden design business is well established; the knitting design business is just starting out. I love the rhythmic quality of knitting, the feel of woolly yarn in my hands and the way a project grows beneath my fingers. It is relaxing and productive at the same time. I especially love vintage knitted toys and the quirky simplicity of the patterns. They were often made in times of austerity, when money and supplies were short, but the desire to create something fun inspite of this, shines through. I am a supporter of the Campaign for Wool, supporting the British wool industry, and using British yarn for my kits. Where would we be without fields of fluffy sheep to admire? Baa Humbug to acrylic!
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