Black Sheep Wools Highlights of 2019

What a year 2019 was at Black Sheep Wools! We had so much going on at the Craft Barn and lots online too. We have gathered together our highlights of the year to share with you. There are even some unseen photos in the mix. Sometimes we take so many they don't all make it onto Instagram or Facebook. It is a nice way to round up the year in a yarny way. Whether you have joined in online with our crochet along or visited the shop for a spectacular in store event. We hope you have enjoyed being part of our 2019 story. 

Attic24, Winwick Mum and Emma Varnam - a sensational crafty trio came to visit in March. 

Attic24 Winiwck Mum and Emma Varnam at Black Sheep Wools

We did a fabulous series of Mindful Crochet Videos with Lynne Rowe. Lynne takes you through the basics of crochet, whilst taking a mindful approach to the craft. Lynne uses the sumptuous West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat yarn in her sample. 

We celebrated Let's Knit Magazine Yarn Shop Day with Jem Weston (knitting), Cathy Wright (spinning) and Emma Varnam (crochet).

We launched our summer time make along project - Peppermint Tea Shawl designed by Lisa's Attik.

Peppermint Tea Shawl from Black Sheep Wools

In summer the Craft Barn saw a wave of the crocheted granny square top phenomenon! Nearly every member of staff in the shop had been seen wearing a crocheted top before the summer was out. Made from two giant granny squares joined together. 

Barbara in a granny square top Black Sheep Wools
arbara wearing a granny square top in Scheepjes Sunkissed

Scheepjes Chunky Monkey yarn Black Sheep Wools
iriam wearing a granny square top in Scheepjes Chunky Monkey

In autumn we released our crochet along collaboration with Cherry Heart, the fabulous Nature's Walk CAL.

Nature's Walk CAL

Lilla Björn's two visits to the Craft Barn!

Rowan Fashion Show & Martin Storey at the Craft Barn. A selection of photos taken by Lily Kate, who also modelled in the fashion show. 

Rowan New Nordic Men's Collection Book

Eliot Scarf from Rowan Mag 66 - Black Sheep Wools

Tolkein from Rowan Mag 66 - Black Sheep Wools

In December it was time to share our Betwixtmas Shawl 2019 designed by Carol Meldrum. Knitted in King Cole Natural Alpaca DK this shawl is a free pattern download and is also available as a kit for a limited time. 

Betwixtmas 2019 Shawl - Black Sheep Wools

Betwixtmas Shawl 2019