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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!!!

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

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!!!

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}

in gord we trust

fully completely

in my last post, i gave a sneak peek at another new colourway i’ve been working on recently, which is now available in the web shop (on the merino sock base to start with, but i’ll be rolling it out over all bases within the next few weeks). this new colourway is named “fully completely”, {…Continue Reading}

fully completely

back to the beginning

at the start of 2017, Old Maiden Aunt marked a huge milestone – ten years in business, celebrated with the publication of my first ever book.  and the realisation that i’d really been doing this for that long came as a bit of a shock – when you quietly work away at something day after {…Continue Reading}

Bristol Ivy's beautiful work made me feel like I was on a shoot for a Rowan magazine! - © Jeni Reid

coming home – behind the scenes with jules

here’s another peek behind the scenes at the Coming Home photoshoot, this time with our lovely model Jules! Jules is better known as Woollenflower, and spends her time creating lovely tweed pouches and hand-dyeing gorgeous yarns using natural dyes. she’s not a professional model, but when i thought of the “look” i wanted for the {…Continue Reading}


coming home – full house!!!

i’m super-excited that Edinburgh Yarn Fest is just around the corner, because it means Coming Home will finally be released into the world!! the “official launch” (aka the first time it will be seen in public!) will be at EYF next weekend, with a very few copies still available to pre-order for collection; the pre-order-for-shipping {…Continue Reading}

© Jeni Reid

coming home – behind the scenes with jeni

here’s a little behind-the-scenes peek at the Coming Home photoshoot! i was super excited when Jeni Reid agreed to be the book’s photographer – self-taught pro photographer Jeni has created some absolutely stunning images and the book wouldn’t be the same without them. knitting is a very visual craft, and i’m astounded at the beauty {…Continue Reading}

(taken at the EYF photobooth 2016 & copyright Christos & Dafni)

coming home – pre-orders

as you may have already seen if you follow me on instagram, THE BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED!!! and i even managed to fit all 3000 copies into the studio without too much disruption!! the official launch of the book will be at Edinburgh Yarn Fest in march – this will be the first time the book {…Continue Reading}