Wednesday 6 February 2013

February Woolly Wednesday

Today I am over at Spinspiration taking part in Woolly Wednesday. I am posting about a Great Wheel I discovered. Come and join us and share your woolly adventures!

Monday 31 December 2012

Wovember Winner!

Congratulations to Michelle McMillen, the winner of the Shearer Girl Yarns £20 voucher in the Wovember photographic competition! Michelle raises Shetland sheep in Oregan, USA. Her photo of Bramble the sheep caught the judges' eye. 

Michelle chose the naturally dyed 4 Ply Rasberry Silk Yarn:

We hope you enjoy your prizes Michelle!

Do visit Michelle's blog to see the winning picture.

Friday 9 November 2012


This month is Wovember. The purpose of Wovember is described on the website as 'The idea is to show our collective appreciation of WOOL by wearing as much of this fabulous fibre as possible, and celebrating WOOL and its unique qualities in stories and pictures throughout the month of November.' Wovember was started in 2011 by Kate Davies and Felicity Ford.

Wovember is also a campaign to reclaim the term wool in textile labeling so that the word 'wool' can only be used in reference to the fibre grown by sheep. There is a petition on the website you can sign to support the campaign.

The focus of Wovember this year is Closing the Gap. The Wovember website this month will be focusing on the whole story of wool from its growth on the backs of sheep, how it is harvested and processed through to the finished objects created by craftspeople.

You can join in Wovember by visiting the website throughout November, the website is being updated daily with beautiful photos and wool related posts. There is also a photographic competition. You can send in your wool related photos throughout the month. For details on how to enter the competition please see the Wovember site.

I have put up a prize for the photographic competition - a £20 voucher to spend on anything in the Shearer Girl Yarns shop. So get busy with your camera!

Monday 5 November 2012

Woolly Wednesday

Don't forget, this week is Woolly Wednesday once again. I shall be over at Spinspiration on Wednesday blogging about my latest spinning project. Do come and join the party. If you have been busy with fibre you can link up your blog and let us know about your projects.

Monday 1 October 2012

Woolly Wednesdays

After a brief holiday, Spinspiration and Woolly Wednesdays are back. I will be joining Spinspiration as a co-blogger. 

Some of you may already know of Woolly Wednesdays over at Spinspiration. The first Wednesday of each month there is a link up for spinning and other fibre crafts. You can join in by linking your own blog post about your fibrous adventures. 

Woolly Wednesday was started by Dawn and Kelly in February 2011. The idea was, and still is, to provide a warm friendly supportive place where people can share their handspinning and wool craft experiences, whatever their level of ability or experience.  

Kelly has now emigrated so I will be helping Dawn. The first Wednesday of each month you will find me over at Spinspiration, starting this week. Do come and join in on Wednesday!

Wednesday 26 September 2012

New Addition to the Website

I'm pleased to announce there is a new addition to the website. My lovely web developer, Simon at, has made a vague idea I had into reality. 

I am always interested in the life of my products after they have been sold and often customers get in touch to share pictures of what they have made. I wanted a place on the website where these imaginative and stunning projects could be displayed. 

May I introduce the new Customer Creations webpage. Do have a look and see what people have been making. I have more projects to add, we wanted to make sure the technology was working properly before adding too many. Please do make use of the new social media buttons to share anything that catches your eye with your friends.

If you have used a product purchased from Shearer Girl Yarns do get in touch and we can add your project to the page. It doesn't have to be a finished item, for example if you have bought Power Scour from us and you would like to share pictures of your lovely clean fleece that is fine too. Or if you are using our stitch markers, even with yarn from some where else, you can send us your pictures. You can contact me at or through the Contact Us page of the website.

Monday 24 September 2012

Caption Needed

I took this picture at the Weald and Downland Museum Rare Breed Show. Instead of traditional hay nets the sheep had these things that look like shopping bags. This picture demands a caption but can I think of one? Maybe you can help. Can you suggest a caption?