My Fine Weaving Yarn Blog

All about My Fine Weaving Yarn including news, events, projects and patterns.


    Once again we have been overwhelmed by orders for the half price UKI. Despite John's best efforts to catch up there is still a huge amount of winding to do which with one single head cone winder will take a long time. So we will process those orders placed during the past 24 hours as quickly as we can but it is likely to be early next week before they are all despatched. As before once your order is ready you will receive a despatch email.
    In the interim the remaining stock will again be removed from sale and this time we plan to manage the situation differently. The sale will be relaunched when all of the stock is wound. Given the commitments we have in the next few weeks and the fact that we still need to process orders for customers who don't want UKI this is going to take us a few weeks.
    We will keep you posted on progress and once again we thank you for your support and understanding.


    October 7th 10.00am

    The All Wales Event

    The Minerva Centre High Street Lllanidloes SY18 6BY

    We will be closed from 6th-9th October. Orders will be posted on 10th October.


    October 14th 10.00am

    Derby Guild WSD, Hazelwood Memorial Hall, Over Lane, Hazelwood DE54AG Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshop- Moving on from plain weave


    We will be closed for a short break from 25th October- 1st November. Orders will be posted on 2nd November.


    November 11th 10.00am

    Cambridge Guild WSD Come and Weave Group

    Comberton Village Hall Green End CB23 7DY

    We will be closed 11th-13th November. Orders will be posted 14th November.


    November 17th 10:00amCornwall WSD, Probus Village Hall, Amelia Court, Probus, TR2 4NB We will be closed from the 14th-19th November. Orders will be posted 20th November.


    Last posting date for Christmas is the 20th December!


    It seems a little early to be telling you this but it might help you plan your holiday weaving!

  • UKI News

    Dear Customers and Friends,

    This week we received sudden and unexpected news from UKI.

    They have made significant changes to their terms of trading and they will no longer supply yarns in small quantities. We are unable to trade with them on this basis and there is no other supplier of UKI cotton.

    We are busy looking for another supplier of premium mercerised cotton in these counts.  We will keep you informed via the website and the usual social media channels.

    Our offer has been built on supplying repeatable yarns. Because  we are unable to restock UKI cotton, we have decided to offer all our remaining UKI stock at half price.

    The website has been updated with current availability. As colours become out of stock they will be removed from web shop. When ordering please make sure that you purchase sufficient for your project. We are trying to keep the numbers accurate but at present have to prioritise getting orders  processed.

    We have four planned outings in the next few weeks, where we will also be bringing our normal stock.We will bring any remaining UKI stock with us these events. If you would like to pre-order on the website we can bring your order rather than posting it. Please place your order on the website in the in the usual way. At the checkout select “collect from our office” as your delivery option and add a note to say which Guild visit you will be attending.


    Orders that need winding can take up to an hour to prepare and demand is high. Orders are being packaged in the order that they are received and once you receive a delivery email your yarn will be in the post by the next working day at the latest meaning you will know that it will be with you soon. Most orders will be sent via Royal Mail although this may mean more than one parcel and some orders will need to be signed for. This gives us a longer window for posting and everything can be delivered to the sorting office. Your delivery email will tell you if a signature will be required. Most customers are opting for 2nd class post; Royal Mail's delivery standard on this service is 3 working days.

    I am sure that you will understand that customers placing full price orders will be prioritised and can expect the usual fast service MFWY normally provides. I will continue to keep you updated here and once again thank you for your support and patience.
  • We are busy getting ready for our trip to the AGSWD  Trade Fair this week. The Trade Fair is open to the public  on Saturday from 10-4, details of the other traders can be found here.

    As well as the Trade Fair  there will be a Tutors Exhibition, Certificate of Achievement Exhibition and the work rooms will be open for viewing so it is possible to see what everyone has been working on during the week.

    If you are visiting and want something in particular please et me know by Wednesday at the latest so I  can make sure it is loaded on the van. There is no obligation to purchase pre orders.

  • New Variegated Cotton

    Here are the pictures of towels woven by Valerie using all 10 colour variations of the new 8/2 variegated cotton. She warped one stripe of each colour separating each strip with Venne 8/2 Cotton in Irish Cream which was also used for the weft. The finished cloth has a lovely soft hand and there is no discernible difference in the two brands of yarn.


    I am very pleased to be able to share these details with you. Anna is a very experienced weaver and excellent teacher and this Summer School is always very popular. It is excellent value for money too, a perfect way to start learning to weave or extend your skills. Do get in touch with Anna for more information.

    Anna Crutchley will be teaching her 5-day course ‘Weaving on a 4 shaft Table Loom’ again this year at Cottenham Summer School, Monday 24th – Friday 28th July, 10am – 4pm. The course is suitable for beginners or weavers with previous experience. Beginners will sample a variety of weave structures, experimenting with different colour combinations, yarn qualities and surface textures. Weavers with previous experience are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the tutor in advance. You will leave with a comprehensive set of samples, notes and masses of information for further progress.

    Contact Anna directly if you would like more information about the course at or 01223 327685, or Cottenham Village College at or 01954 288752 or for info and booking for this or other courses.


    I'm always pleased to be asked to share details of courses arranged by DWW. It's a lovely place to go and meet up with other weavers. It's a super place to go to learn something new, visitors are always made very welcome, I can thoroughly recommend it.

    They are hosting a 3 day course on Scandinavian Weaves taught by Jette Vandermeiden. Jette is everything you could ask for in a teacher- extremely knowledgeable, calm, kind and very very patient. It will be a splendid course I only wish I could go but I'm already spoken for that weekend! Full details on the course and contact details for booking on the attached flyer which will download if you click on the link.

    S C A N D I N A V I A N W E A V E S copy



    We are still taking bookings from Guilds around the country for both this year and 2018. I update the 'Where will MFWY be" blog post as these are added. A banner at the top of each page of the website will tell you when we are closed  and when orders will be processed on our return and will direct you to the blog if further information is available.  We are trying to plan breaks and holidays so that we can give you advance warning too.

    Some new yarn made it's way into the shop this week. It's some lovely variegated 8/2 cotton in 10 colour ways and will work well with the Venne 8/2 cotton and Venne Cottoline. I plan to try some on the RH in the new 15dpi reed as soon as I get the current sample of Bamboo Boucle woven off. In the meantime Valerie is busy warping up some tea towels using all 10 shades, once they're finished I will get some photos on the website and Facebook.

    Here are some inspirational pictures of a fabulous blind woven by Sally using double weave pick up in the Venne 20/2 Cotton. It was a labour of love but I think you will agree worth it!

  • Important news

    We will be closed all day this coming Saturday March 4th. We are having major electrical work completed which means we will be without power and will be unable to process orders or answer telephone enquiries. You can still place orders but they won't be posted until Monday 6th March. Thank you for your patience.


    We have just received  2 deliveries  which means out of stock colours of Jaggerspun Zephyr and Webs Tencel (both solid and space dyed shades) are all back in stock). The website has been updated but there is a lot of winding to do so there may be a slight delay in processing your order until we catch up next week.

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