Jennie Howes makes beautiful hand spun yarns suitable for knitting, crocheting & weaving. Spinning and felting fibres; knitting & crochet patterns & kits; wooden buttons; needles, hooks; handmade garments, accessories. Tuition & workshops for spinning/knitting/crochet for groups and individuals.
Jennie's main passion is hand spun, hand dyed or natural coloured yarns from many and varied breeds of sheep, plus the occasional goat, camel or yak that comes her way. She also uses some plant fibres too, like nettle, corn starch, linen, bamboo and viscose. All are suitable for knitting, crocheting, weaving or any other wool craft you would normally use yarns for.
Other products include: beautiful printed or painted wooden buttons, bamboo knitting needles and aluminium crochet hooks. Knitting and crochet patterns and kits of her own designs are also available alongside hand made garments and accessories made from her own yarns or other good quality wool. Jennie is also very happy to provide knitting and crochet tuition and workshops.
You can find Jennie at the Friday Market in the Ebba Centre, St Abbs most weeks and at the Buttermarket in Berwick upon Tweed most Saturdays. She also attends the Glendale Show in Wooler; Woolfest in Cumbria; Wool on the Wall at Greenhead, Yarndale in Skipton; The Kendal Wool Gathering; The St Abbs Wool Festival; Border Union Agricultural Show in Kelso; The Alnmouth Wool Festival in Alnmouth and The Highland Wool Gathering at Dingwall, near Inverness.