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Verity Treloar – Artist and crochet teacher

Verity Treloar – Artist and crochet teacher

Wool on the Exe is a yarn shop with a difference. We love wool very much indeed, but even more than that we love people! We’d like to introduce you to some of the wonderful people who add so much value to our community. Verity Treloar – Artist and crochet teacher Verity has taught crochet workshops at Wool on the Exe for over 2 years. Her popular classes cover a range of techniques and receive fantastic feedback with participants often returning to learn more. The emphasis is on relaxing and enjoying the craft, learning at your own pace in a...

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Meet the WOTE Team - Our Thoughts on Handmade Gifts

Meet the WOTE Team - Our Thoughts on Handmade Gifts

Here at Wool on the Exe we've been busily planning for the upcoming festive season. Last week we put together a Handmade Holiday Gift Guide sharing some of our favourite patterns and matching them with a range of yarn options. These designs are mostly simple and relaxing to knit, the kinds of designs to get cosy with on Autumn evenings. As we discussed patterns and yarn ideas we also thought about gift making generally and what it means to us. We talked about practical details like who we make for, what we make for them as well as more general...

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Knit Stop - A New Knitter's Experience

Knit Stop - A New Knitter's Experience

As part of a Social Enterprise, Wool on the Exe funds projects to promote well-being through knitting. We believe that knitting is beneficial to individuals and communities. Our Community Outreach Coordinator, Nicki, runs our Knit Stop programme that teaches knitting in local schools and sets up accessible knitting groups for adults throughout Exeter. One of our Knit Stop group participants, Emma, wrote a heart-warming blog post about learning to knit. We enjoyed it so much that we asked if she would like to tell us a little more her Knit Stop experience.  On your blog you talk about how knitting...

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Meet Our Suppliers - Cambrian Mountains Wool

Meet Our Suppliers - Cambrian Mountains Wool

Debbie takes great care in choosing products to sell at Wool on the Exe. The shop aims be ethical, sustainable, inspiring, and to meet the fibre needs of our diverse customers. We’re proud of our shop and would like to tell you more about our some of our suppliers. photo from Cambrian Wool CIC Cambrian Mountains Wool, like Wool on the Exe, is a community interest company (CIC). Their background goes back to 2008 with a rural initiative aimed at supporting and developing the farming economies of Mid Wales, Dartmoor, The Peak District and the North Highlands. It wasn’t until...

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Take Your Knitting Outside - Competition Winner!

Take Your Knitting Outside - Competition Winner!

Wow, wasn't July an outstanding month of outdoorsy weather? Perfect conditions for crafting outside! We had lots of lovely entries to our first photo competition. It was inspiring seeing all the beautiful works in progress and hearing the stories alongside the images. We picked a winner at random to win the £10 WOTE gift voucher. Ella recruited her children to help with the process. And the winner is... Congratulations!  Thank you to everyone who entered - it was a lot of fun. Hopefully we'll have plenty more beautiful weather to enjoy our favourite pastimes outside! 

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