The inspiration for ‘Linne Foirthe Club’ – the Gaelic name for the Firth of Forth – was geographically driven by the stunning location of the Edinburgh Yarn Festival and the many journeys made to reach the festival.
We wanted to create a unique yarn club for those who were either unable to attend or looking for a special souvenir to remember their trip to this magical city. (Who doesn’t love souvenir yarn?)
The Golden Skein is delighted to be partnering with Edinburgh Yarn Festival to bring to you a special edition, one-off club, celebrating Edinburgh and the second Yarn Festival to be held there.
Following the format of the flagship ‘Power of 3’ yarn club currently offered by The Golden Skein, the club will comprise of three 100g skeins of fingering weight yarn. Each yarn will be hand dyed by a different dyer, using the same photograph as inspiration to create the colour way. The dyers will each use a yarn base from their own range and all three bases will be different blends of fibre, allowing lots of opportunity to experiment in choosing suitable projects.
This limited edition, one-off club has a strong geographical theme, and as usual, details of the dyers are kept top secret to preserve the surprise for subscribers. The parcels will be dispatched no later than 12th March 2015, to arrive just as Edinburgh Yarn Festival opens on 14th March 2015. If you’re not able to attend the festival, but would like to sample some Scottish ambience in the form of a luxury yarn trio, delivered in beautiful packaging for your enjoyment, this club is the way to do it.
The club will go on sale on Sunday 15th February 2015 at 1900 GMT at http://www.thegoldenskein.com. The inspiration photograph will be revealed on Saturday 14th February.
About Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2015
This is the second Edinburgh Yarn Festival, hosted for the first time in 2015 in the Edinburgh Corn Exchange to accommodate even more exciting exhibitors and visitors for this popular event. Around 100 exhibitors and an exciting workshop programme will provide something of interest for all yarn and textile enthusiasts.
The organisers’ vision for 2015 is to create a “Yarn-Lovers’ Dream Department Store for a Weekend” – come and join the fun!
Hand-picked exhibitors from all over the UK, and beyond, are invited to show off and sell the most luxurious and interesting products and supplies the Yarn Industry has to offer.
The event will be of equal interest for the complete beginner to the internationally recognised knitwear designer. Buy wonderful materials and tools, learn a new skill and make new friends whilst attending Scotland’s Biggest Urban Knitting and Crochet Event.
Quarter 1 of our Power of 3 Club and Slimmers’ Club went really well for us. All our fabulous members adored the yarns and many came back for more – which meant that we had sold out by mid April. Wow Wee!!
So for those of you who missed out, here’s what our fantastic dyers came up with from this stunning photo!
Jo and I had a great time launching the trial club. There was so much excitement and we were very pleased (not to mention mightily relieved) that our yarn club was well received. The excitement and chatter over on our Ravelry group was fabulous. Thank you so much ladies for being so enthusiastic and fun.
For those of you who missed it, here is the inspiration picture, which was used with the kind permission of Nick Ford.