Emma Wright at Black Sheep Wools

Posted by Amy | Posted in Company News | Posted on 16-03-2017

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On Saturday 25th March we have young knitwear (and crochet) designer Emma Wright coming in store, to the Craft Barn for a Designer Showcase day. Emma will be in store from 10am – 3pm, surrounded by lots and lots of her superb designs for you to have a nosey and a natter to the designer herself. Back in November we did a Designer Q & A interview with Emma. Read the blog post here.

Emma Wright has worked with many well-known brands, designing for – Debbie Bliss, West Yorkshire Spinners and Designer Yarns to name but a few. If you are looking for inspiration for a new project or want a little advice on a knitting query, Emma will be on hand to help. For adults and teens who would like to learn to┬áknit, Emma will be hosting two learn to knit drop in sessions tthroughout the day. Why not pull up a chair and join in!

Learn to Knit Drop in Session
10.30am – 11.30am | 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Emma will be back on Thursday 27th April teaching her Cable & Bobble Hand Warmers workshop. The beautiful hand warmer pattern is featured in her West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious book. Each participant can choose their prefered shade of Illustrious Dk yarn to use on the day. Emma will teach you how to do the perfect bobble and learn how to do cable. Plus, all full day workshops include a delicious finger buffet style lunch, refreshments and a scrumptious slice of homemade cake served late afternoon. All in all a fantastic day out that includes luxury yarn and cake too!


DY Choice Sparklz Hat – #tryittuesday

Posted by Amy | Posted in #TryitTuesday | Posted on 15-12-2015



This week we were sent a delightful package from Designer Yarns containing a rather stylish beanie hat (shade 02), knitted in DY Choice Sparklz. With everyone enjoying trying on the hat it seemed like a good idea to take photographs for #tryitTuesday. There is no specific sizing on this one the hat pattern is designed for an average sized ladies head. However, it did fit everyone who tried it on here at HQ, even those who shied away from the camera.

The DY Choice Sparklz yarn is a self-striping yarn with that little something extra – a special stripe of glitz in amongst the variegated colours of the yarn. This stripe is different for each shade option, complementing the colour palette of each individual shade.

DY Choice Sparklz

The pattern is a free download from Designer Yarns and is available on our free patterns page. Knit it with just one ball of yarn!

DY Choice Sparklz hat - Lesley


DY Choice Sparklz hat - Barbara


DY Choice Sparklz hat - Sara