corriedale contrast

new yarns for old

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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

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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}



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(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

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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}

crotal buidhe

Uist Wool at Edinburgh Yarn Fest!!!

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once again, Edinburgh Yarn Fest is fast approaching (gulp!) and i’m in my last stages of packing and organising before we head off for the big event next week. in total, i’m bringing nearly 2500 skeins of yarn – but out of everything that i’ll have with me this year, i’m most excited about one {…Continue Reading}

it's alive!!!

it’s alive!!!

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well, if you’re here reading this, you might notice that things have changed around here. that’s right – the new website is live!!! there are still quite a few things to sort out – we couldn’t do a bulk import of product records from the old website, so that means i have to add each {…Continue Reading}

new website screenshot


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Over the ten (nearly eleven!!) years that I’ve been in business, I’ve kept on doing things pretty much the same. same suppliers for dye & yarn (for the most part); same dyeing method (although recently i started having to make some modifications to that!); same website & shop design. some of this is down to {…Continue Reading}

eyf stand 2017

HELP WANTED – Edinburgh Yarn Fest!!!

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as you may or may not know (but really, how could you not know??!?) Edinburgh Yarn Fest is back for another year!!! in previous years, it’s been a big, busy event – but last year, it was UNBELIEVABLE. i thought i had dyed enough yarn and found enough help, but….. …..I HAD NOT. i was {…Continue Reading}


yarn club – experimental

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exciting news – after a wee hiatus, Old Maiden Aunt Yarns is once again running a yarn club!!! the theme this year is EXPERIMENTAL…. the format for this club will be slightly different from previous clubs, so this blog post will hopefully answer any & all club related questions that you might have. what format {…Continue Reading}

alpaca silk sport ruanaidh

Loop exclusive!!!

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as most of you might already know, the marvellous Loop in London has been a longtime stockist of my alpaca/silk sportweight yarn.  this lush base has always been a good seller at Loop, but for some reason, it’s a bit of a tricky seller for me – i don’t know if you need to feel {…Continue Reading}