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Yarndale 2014

Posted on - 01/10/2014

We wanted to say thanks to everyone who came and saw us at Yarndale, Skipton over the weekend.

A lovely event, organised by a lovely Yarndale Team, and lovely visitors from around the world.

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did

WindUp One ~ Thanks & Pics

Posted on - 09/09/2014

WindUp One organised by Bessie May and Textile Garden was held on Saturday 6 September, and what a great first

Monthly ~ Knit | Stitch | Make | Buy ~ Meet

Seven lovely vendors brought along their goodies for all attending to explore, buy, and learn more about lessons and events they offer, from yarn, crochet, patchwork and quilting, hand dyed fibres for spinning, buttons, lace, ribbon, and knit notions. More information can be found on them here for those who want to look them up after the event.

New Stash Buster Vendors are adding their names to the list for future events, so even more lovelies to explore next time.

Many knit and stitch enthusiasts came from far and wide, which was amazing, and all were so supportive of this first event, sharing what a lovely experience they had, and promising to spread the word and come next month. All are welcome, and the more the merrier

Many who joined in brought their latest project, and sat around the small tables set up, working on their crochet and knit projects, sharing what they had bought, or just taking tea, coffee and cake.

A lovely atmosphere, and people, with the sound of chat and laughing ~ just the best. The four hours flew by for everyone.

Thanks to all the Stash Buster Vendors, the T/coffee and cake makers, and everyone who gave up their time and came along and joined in.

We can’t wait until the next Meet ~ Saturday 25 October, so don’t forget to add it to your calendar.

Check out the WindUp Blog to get up to date information.

WindUp | 6 September | Bring Your Latest Project

Posted on - 05/09/2014

TOMORROW is the first WindUp Event to be held in Steyning, and final preparations are underway in the Bessie May Studio and Textile Garden Bunker.

We have 102 Cup Cakes (yes 102), vintage table cloths, rag wrapped flower jam jars, and a million miles of bunting made by Maggie the Bunting Queen, for our beautiful venue.

There are six lovely vendors, all offering different knit and stitch ideas and products, to get your needles twitching.

Bring your latest project to share, while you take some tea/coffee and cake refreshment (yes they all must go).

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Everyone is welcome and entrance is FREE x

Find out a bit more on the WindUp Blog


WindUP Steyning

Posted on - 15/08/2014

Great news ~ Bessie May and Textile Gardens have come together to create a monthly Stitch, Knit & Make event called WindUP Steyning.

To be held one Saturday in each month during the Autumn/Winter Season

Offering a four hour hide away, where those as passionate about everything Knit and Stitch as we are can get together.

All our lovely stuff will be available there, as well as other hand selected purveyors of only beautiful things that get your needles twitching will be joining us.

Take a look at our blog for an overview of our event, location and key dates, for Autumn/Winter, so you can add us to your calendar ~ first one is

Saturday 6 September | 10am~2pm | Penfold Hall | Church Street | Steyning | West Sussex | BN44 3YB

CLICK HERE for the WindUP Steyning Blogalot…

All are welcome ~ it’s FREE Entry, but bringing a project is a must, as is eating cake and drinking tea and of course Italian coffee.


New Stockist ~ Knit Moor

Posted on - 05/08/2014

How exciting, a pretty new yarn shop in Devon, called Knit Moor opened in July, and what a perfect name and play on words, as it is right by Exmoor.

Having opened its doors there was a request for Bessie May, and we are glad to share Knit Moor is a new partner with us, offering some of our yarns and designs.

Wishing Knit Moor loads of success, fun, and of course lots of knitting x


Bessie May @ Unwind

Posted on - 05/08/2014

We had an amazing time at Unwind Brighton, and want to say thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hi at the Bessie May Stand ~ knitters of many nationalities.

Here are some pics we wanted to share of our stand in action x

New Stockist ~ Violet Lux

Posted on - 16/07/2014

We are excited to share that we have another Bessie May Stockist by the sea.

Violet Lux ~ Haberdashery & Home have chosen to partner with us, and stock our yarns.

So if you are anywhere near Scarborough in North Yorkshire, visit this pretty, pretty shop, and ask for Jessica.





Unwind Knit Festival ~ Brighton 12/13 July 14

Posted on - 09/07/2014

Bessie May is joining the

Market Place at the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

at the UNWIND Knitting Festival on 12-13 July in sunny Brighton.


Our stand is all ready, and we are looking forward to meeting all those visiting Brighton for this great first season Knitting Festival.

Most amazing workshops, with the best tutors, being held also in iconic buildings across the cosmopolitan, anything goes, art addicted city of Brighton

Come say hi to us during your visit ~ Helen, Nigel and Chloe will be at your service

BM | Unwind Ticket Competition |

Posted on - 07/07/2014

Bessie May | Competition | 2 tickets to the Market Place at Unwind Brighton, this weekend ~ 12/13 July |

Simply submit a creative new BM Postcard Quote,

by eod Thursday (10 July),

by posting on our face book page, or sending by email to

The lucky winner will be chosen on Friday (11 July),

and receive 2 tickets to the Market Place at the Corn Exchange

to come join in the fun.

Laura at Wool, Bath Wool, Bath

Posted on - 30/05/2014

How exciting ~ Bessie May Yarns have arrived safely, and are now joining in the Knit Fun at Wool, Bath

Wool, Bath ~ Bessie May Nettle joins in the funWool, Bath ~ Bessie May Honor's New Home

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