The Wool Kitchen

We were so thrilled to receive a commission request from the lovely Helen from The Wool Kitchen to make her a The Wool Kitchen (TWK) necklace, based on one of her balls of hand dyed wool!

Here’s the finished thing, modelled by Helen this morning! : )

finished thing worn by helen

Here’s a close up:

finihsed necklace

Helen sent us a photo of one of her bestselling yarns, to base our design on:

blue bestseller and finished thing

And below is the preliminary paper mock-up we sent her with a little action shot of the tricky holes being cut with a hand saw (easier than on the mechanical fretsaw!).

sketch up and cutting

We love seeing photos on Helen’s Instagram account (thewoolkitchen) of her in her kitchen hand dying and making the balls from the skeins of freshly dyed wool…..we especially love it when she models one of our necklaces as she works! ; )

helen working imgaes

And we were so excited to go and “touch the wool” in the flesh! when she had an open studio event as part of the E17 Art Trail a few months ago…here are some photos we took on a lovely sunny Saturday, of her wares for sale in her lovely garden:

wool kitchen open day*****You can also touch the wool and buy it!***** The Wool Kitchen has a stall as part of the Yarn in the City’s pop-up market place NEXT SATURDAY! 5th Sept. at Chelsea Old Town Hall.

If you are knitting mad this is the place to be next Saturday! You can buy tickets in advance for the fair for £8 – or it’s £10 on the door.

We’re pleased to see that The Wool Kitchen is in good company as two of our other favourite knitters are also selling there: Max’s World & Yellow Bear Wares : )

yarn in the city

Full details can be found here: Yarn in the City

yarn in the city advert1

Image credits: The Wool Kitchen for her modelling shot and the two working studio shots and Yarn in the City for their vendor lists and advert photo.

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