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Ken Clark - Woodturner

Ken Clark - Woodturner

At Wool on the Exe we sell work by talented local artists and crafters, making the shop such an inspiring place to visit.  Ken Clark is the wood turner who makes a range of products that we sell at Wool on the Exe, including his extremely popular wooden yarn bowls. We'd like to share more about his story; how he came to his craft and what he enjoys about it. Kenneth Clark - Wood turner  Ken was a builder by trade until 1994 when he collapsed at work and was taken to hospital. He was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. After a...

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Sock photo competition winner announced!

Sock photo competition winner announced!

It's been a lot of fun hosting this sock themed photo competition! We've seen some truly impressive sock knitting; from huge numbers of socks to intricately detailed socks, all yarn types and colours, both knit and crochet. We've heard from people who love to make socks, those who are new to sock knitting, and some very lucky people who receive lots of hand knit socks! Here are some of the entries that were emailed to us and posted online. All of the socks below were knit in one year by a new sock knitter. These 50 pairs of socks were knit for one...

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Show Us Your Socks!

Show Us Your Socks!

We have socks on our minds at Wool on the Exe!  Here in the shop we're all big fans of handknit socks; we love knitting socks, wearing handknit socks, and of course, we LOVE sock yarn! Debbie's lively window display is a celebration of this, featuring some of the handknit socks that we sell in the shop, alongside some of our favourite yarns. We have also been lucky to be loaned some fabulous hobby horses made from socks by the kindergarten students at the Exeter Steiner Academy.  We know that many of our customers share our enthusiasm for all things sock, and...

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Behind the scenes: WOTE by the numbers

Behind the scenes: WOTE by the numbers

This post is an overview of our financial standing at the end of 2018 and an opportunity to reflect on where we stand and how to stay in business in 2019.

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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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