postage price increase

hi folks!  i just wanted to keep you update with news about postage prices (exciting, i know, but sadly necessary!).  as of 1st July 2020, unfortunately postage prices are going to be increased across the board. it’s not great news, which is why i wanted to give you time to place any orders you want {…Continue Reading}


Operation – Social Justice

over the past year or so, there’s been a lot of discussion in the knitting community about racism, diversity, and inclusion.  it’s been pretty challenging and uncomfortable stuff for the white folks in this community (myself included!); most of us had never had to think about this before because of our position of relative privilege, {…Continue Reading}

ramjam 4

here’s the weather…

towards the end of last year, Rachel from Daughter Of A Shepherd asked if i’d be interested in being a guest dyer for one of her amazing yarns, the RamJam Worsted – and of course i said yes!  i love Rachel’s yarns and the story of her brand, so it was a no-brainer to agree {…Continue Reading}

community yarn fund

community yarn fund

there’s been a lot of discussion over the past year about various kinds of exclusion in the knitting & making community – whether that be because of race/ethnicity, sexuality, size, or disability (to name but a few).  one of the things that came up as well was financial accessibility, which is quite a tricky topic. {…Continue Reading}

have yarn, will travel

have yarn, will travel

hi folks!!! i’m dipping my toe back into the blog world to let you know about a couple of things i’ve got coming up at the end of this year & the start of next year. now that i’m properly settled in to a work routine in the home studio, i’m trying to get out {…Continue Reading}


spring/summer mitts-a-long!!!

hi folks, it’s been a while! sorry for the radio silence over here; things got a little crazy with some personal stuff as well as the total chaos of Edinburgh Yarn Fest prep, and blogging slid to the bottom of the huge, endless pile of things-to-do. now that spring weather has started appearing here in {…Continue Reading}

corriedale contrast

new yarns for old

with 2018 ending and 2019 about to start, i’ve decided it’s a good time to take stock of my yarns, and see what changes need to be made.  with that in mind, i’ve made some decisions that i need to tell you about! firstly, the superwash merino/silk 4ply will be discontinued, effective immediately.  the current {…Continue Reading}

NHNW kit

not here & never was

i recently released a shawl kit in collaboration with the marvellous Anna Maltz which i’m really excited about! although it’s been in the wild for a few weeks now, i thought i should probably tell you a little bit more about it. the shawl kit (& pattern) is called “not here & never was”, and {…Continue Reading}



(fair warning – this post and all links may include words that some folk might consider rude. if you’re not a fan of sweary words, or don’t want to read about tits, GO NO FURTHER and definitely don’t click any links.) a couple of months ago, the fabulous Countess Ablaze dyed two limited edition colourways {…Continue Reading}


all change

A lot of things have been changing recently here at Old Maiden Aunt – first there were the dyeing method experiments (which so far, are working pretty well), then the new website (which is still in progress, with lots more yarn still to be uploaded). And you would think that for someone who really REALLY {…Continue Reading}