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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!

New Alpaca yarn!

. New British Alpaca yarn Special Offer Here at Made By Ewe we have been busy ordering new stock for the Summer and this gorgeous alpaca yarn is just in. The yarn is a blend of 70% Superfine British Alpaca … Continue reading

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Shawl Knitting

I have been an admirer of Martina Behm’s patterns for a while and I recently bought a copy of Leftie from her Ravelry store. (Image copyright Martina Behm) This is what Martina says about her pattern:” Leftovers. Everyone has them, everyone … Continue reading

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Knitting and Weaving!

We are busy gearing up for Yarn Shop Day this Saturday 2 May and we are excited to announce that we will be having a weaving demonstration from 11am on Saturday morning. The lovely Sally from Mingled Yarn will be … Continue reading

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Yarn Shop Day

On Saturday 3rd May 2014 over 160 shops throughout the UK took part in the first ever Yarn Shop Day. Organised  as a way of encouraging knitters to visit their local bricks-and-mortar store, National Yarn Shop Day is on Saturday … Continue reading

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Baby Knits

We’ve been busy here at the Made By Ewe Shop in Broadwindsor, knitting baby jumpers to showcase some of our yarn. This little jacket is made from lovely British wool, Diggle DK, It is a lovely tweedy yarn, 97% wool, … Continue reading

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New Yarn from Fox and Forest

I’m really excited to now be stocking yarn from Fox and Forest, a local company based near Newton Abbot in Devon . Look at this lovely pile of gorgeousness. The yarn in sourced from John Arbon in Devon and it … Continue reading

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Rico Melange Chunky

Look what one of my lovely customers has made herself! She is only a beginner knitter too!  The yarn is the gorgeous Rico Melange chunky, supersoft and gorgeous colours. It is 50% wool and a roving style yarn, lovely to … Continue reading

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Wovember Words: Wool from stuffing to stitches

Originally posted on Wovember:
At WOVEMBER we love to hear exactly why people love to work with wool.  Louise interviewed Linda Regel – owner of Made By Ewe – last year for KnitBritish: her knitting kits are illustrative of her love for British wool and…

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Sheepy Giveaway!

I almost forgot to tell you that there is a Giveaway for a Herdwick Sheep Gift Set running on the Let’s Knit blog . The knitting kit includes British yarn, fleece stuffing and cute Sheep Knitting Needles.  A perfect present for … Continue reading

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Christmas shopping opportunities!

If you live near Barrow-in-Furness, the Dock Museum stock some of my British wool knitting kits and they are having a Very Vintage fair this Sunday. It looks lovely – I wish I could go, but it’s a bit too … Continue reading

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