British Fibre Art Magazine


British Fibre Art Magazine is a new bi-monthly publication for hand spinners and needle felters. With hand spinning at its heart, articles will also include weaving, needle felting, knitting, crochet, wet felting and embroidery as well as fabulous colour photography and contributions from across the British fibre art scene.

Each magazine can be purchased for £5.99 and a 12 month subscription is available for £35.95


Proposals are welcomed for contributions to the magazine in the form of written articles, photos, patterns, tutorials etc.  

If you are a British based business with new products, staff or other news then do get in touch - we also love to hear what your groups and guilds are up to

Collaborations from British brands and businesses welcome - get in touch with your proposals!

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British Fibre Art Magazine
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Addicted 2 Knit


At Addicted2knit, the yarns are chosen first for their beauty and texture, but consideration has been given to those that are either dyed with natural dyes, ecological in their production or offer employment in deprived areas. 

Addicted2knit has a collection of the most tactile and scrumptious yarns from hand-dyed mohair and Blue faced Leicester to adventurous Habu Textiles fibres such as stainless steel wrapped in silk. With the simple philosophy; beautiful yarn, superb quality and social conscience we aim please the designer in you.

You will find the finest Noro yarns from Japan, Araucania from Chile, Rosarios4 from Portugal,  Adele's mohair and Vinnis Colours from South Africa, Alafosslopi from Iceland and Brigantia and Debbie Bliss from the UK to mention a few. Happy shopping and of course, if you do not find a colour you would have preferred please drop me an email and I will try my best to source it for you.

Needles and Notions: including Lantern Moon, Knitpro interchangeable circulars, Daisy needles, Chiagoo needles, and new collection of Jul silver shawl pins and handmade buttons from India.


They also have designs by Lee, books, kits magazines & patterns as well as loads of fantastic gift ideas.

0208 368 9041

Hitchin Lavender


Hitchin Lavender is a beautiful lavender farm on the outskirts of Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
They have around 25 miles of lavender rows which you can walk through and pick your own fresh flowers from with some spectacular views of rural Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. 

Inside the 17th century barn we have a range of lunches and home made cakes available and you can also browse our products and choose from our large variety of lavender plants on offer.

Hitchin Lavender runs a wide range of craft courses inside their 17th century barn; from knitted, scented flowers, to Printing and Ceramics. During the ceramic workshop you will get the chance to hand craft a trinket dish from cold porcelain, using various moulding techniques.You will also be able to hand shape various clay beads to create a necklace to go with your trinket dish.

T: 01462 434343

Cadwell Farm
Latitude: 51.976826
Longitude: -0.270506


Bags, bags, and more bags

There is more exciting bag news to share.


 At Festiwool, Helen, of Woolly Chic,  will have with her Patricia of Posh Knits'  pattern for a new bag design. It showcases perfectly Woolly Chic's Katia Fair Cotton. Helen will also have a selection of bag handles for sale.

The pattern is also available on Ravelry





This lovely little seamless, lined,  bag makes a perfect project bag.  Helen is crocheting a shawl at the moment and with the ball wound, placed into the bag, and the bag popped over her arm, she is able to crochet whilst standing, or even walking along!  Helen can see many advantages of this!




Patricia of Posh Knits (Hesadevil on Ravelry) will also be at Festiwool, with a selection of hand-made Petite Patricia bags for sale - some are very Posh indeed. 

You can place also an order for a custom-made bag, in yarn of your choice.

Gansey Style Fingerless Mitts

The Gardening Witch has a lovely pattern available for sale on Ravelry



This pattern is available for £4.20 GBP  buy it now on Ravelry

As the weather cools down in Autumn, or is yet to warm up in Spring, a pair of fingerless mitts is ideal for keeping your hands warm and toasty whilst leaving your fingers free!

This pattern is the result of a coffee-fuelled conversation between Jane (the Gardening Witch) and Helen (the owner of Woolly Chic) leading to this fingerless mitt pattern being released at Yarndale in September 2017.

These mitts were designed with Woolly Chic’s beautiful range of DK yarns in mind to take full advantage of the crispness and great stitch definition of these yarns. A textured pattern inspired by the stitch patterns used on Gansey sweaters, incorporating just knit and purl stitches.

These fingerless mitts are worked seamlessly in the round. An afterthought thumb is added at the end.

Techniques Used:

The Magic Loop technique is used on one long circular needle, but you could use two circular needles or double pointed needles, whatever is your preference for knitting in the round. If you can knit and purl in the round, then you should be able to tackle this project with ease.

The pattern uses a cable cast on, a stretchy cast off, and an afterthought thumb. Full instructions for these techniques are provided. The pattern includes charts as well as full written instructions.


Any Woolly Chic DK yarn can be used. Samples have been worked in Woolly Chic Alpaca and Welsh DK Wool, Wensleydale/Pembrokeshire DK Wool, DK Pembrokeshire Wool and Natural Welsh Wool (undyed) 
2 x 25g balls are sufficient for a pair of large size mitts.

Additional Materials:

  • 3.75mm (US 5) needles for knitting in the round or size needed to get gauge
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Waste yarn to hold the stitches for the afterthought thumb
  • Stitch markers


Small (Large) 
To fit a palm circumference, measured at the widest point, of 7 (8.5) inches / 18 (21.5) cm. 
Finished length 7.5 (8.5) inches / 19 (21.5) cm.
Finished circumference 6.75 (8) inches / 17 (20) cm.