Jean Walne and Judith Schur are a mother and daughter team who are passionate about knitting and needlework of all kinds. Their shop, Needlecase, where they offer a wide range of yarns and haberdashery, opened in September 2010, in the small North Yorkshire town of Tadcaster. www.needlecase.co.uk
These unique knitting kits have been designed by Judith who is currently studying for a City and Guilds qualification in Knitted Textiles. The range of kits available is very small but Judith is hoping to make some additions throughout 2014.
All of the kits use British yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners, based in Keighley.
Chain Stripes – an Easy Knit, this cushion is designed to really show off the natural colours of the Jacob wool and it is available in 4 different ‘colour ways’, each one taking a different shade as its background colour. There are 3 coconut buttons included which complement the natural colours of the wool.
Tile Petal –in beautiful, soft Blue Faced Leicester wool, requires some experience. There are 5 colours available on a cream background.
Diamond Cable – again this cushion requires some experience. It is knitted in Jacob Aran weight wool and is available in Ecru and Light Grey which are both natural colours from the Jacob sheep. The wool from West Yorkshire Spinners is fabulous quality and beautiful to work with. The cushion is fastened with three enormous coconut buttons which I love.