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WELCOME 2021 | We Are Open ……

Posted on - 06/01/2021

Welcome to 2021 and unfortunately a further lockdown.

We continue to be open and are as busy as ever posting parcels of lovely yarn to their new homes.

Postal services were really strained before Christmas and are still running slower due to reduced staffing and opening times at some distribution centres and on some rounds, but yarn is still getting through at yet another critical time for those who just have to have a new project to keep themselves busy and allow some peaceful time to create and enjoy designing.

We send best wishes for this year to all our lovely customers, and please don’t let anything put us all off our secret pleasure of knitting and crocheting.

Best wishes xxx

HOLIDAY CLOSURE – 17 December 2021 to 3 January 2021

Posted on - 16/12/2020

What a year – many thanks to all our customers who have continued to support us this year and have plunged into lockdown knitting projects and continued to enjoy Bessie May yarns.

We are now closed for the holiday season (17 December 2020) and will open again on 4 January 2021 in what we all hope will be a better year for everyone. Any orders placed during the our holiday closure will be posted on 4 January.

Have a lovely time – and we hope lots of knitting and creating is enjoyed over the holidays.

 

COVID | Bessie May Update

Posted on - 03/10/2020

Just a quick update on the dreaded COVID situation. We don’t have a podium to stand behind, or any graphs for you I promise. We just wanted to share that we have continued to send yarn, patterns, kits throughout this year, with some challenges with postage, but with orders being received safely with creators.

We plan to continue as before as the year progresses, and we hope that our lovely customers continue to take time to enjoy the pleasure of knitting in this environment of additional stress and challenges for all.

Remember, from the very first stitch pleasure and focus on something special being made is achieved, and continues as the work grows. Be kind to yourself and step back, take a break, and allow time to relax with some knitting. Remember you can enjoy your project wherever you are.

Best wishes from us at the Bessie May Studio x

WE ARE OPEN | Please Contact Us With Any Queries!

Posted on - 29/03/2020

We are open, and planning to continue to send out orders, ensuring safety as we do.

A confirmation message of order completion will be received to let you know your order is on its way. Postal services may not be as quick as normal in some areas, but you can be assured that once confirmed your package is on its way.

Knitting is good for stress ~ so many locked up stashes will be bursting free at the moment for sure and creative ideas for new projects. Pattern Downloads are available as normal, and are downloadable immediately on payment completion, so if you are looking for ideas take a peak at our pattern collection.

We send best wishes, and thoughts to all our customers.

From us at the Bessie May Studio xxx

Classic Bessie May Inspiration | Nettle Wave & Cable Cowl

Posted on - 15/01/2018

A great project for cabling skill growth ~ ending with the Classic Bessie May Nettle Wave & Cable Cowl.

A Bessie May Classic originally launched in 2013 at Ally Pally Knit & Stitch Show.

A lovely project for a few dark January evenings ~ lots already made, but the world needs more Nettle Cowl Style.

Take a PEEK HERE to see more details

~ pattern and yarn (5 x 50g balls) for £21.96, six lovely shades to choose from ~

Enjoy x

 

Bessie May Nettle – shades of choice

 

Buon Anno | From Bessie May

Posted on - 10/01/2018

Happy New Year ~ another exciting year for everything Knit.

We are looking forward to new designs, new techniques and new yarn combinations and we hope all our customers are as well.

January is a good time to clear out all those projects nearly completed, and finish off items that are nearly there. You will for sure find things that you forgot you had even commenced, and surprise yourself with how lovely they are.

Enjoy a January of Knit Delights xxx

Merry Knitmas

Posted on - 22/12/2017

We would like to say a big thank you to all our lovely customers, who we are sure are too busy to look at this, as they are still completing that special knit gift for someone special.

We are closed now until 8 January 2018, but pattern downloads can still be purchased during this period, with any yarn orders being dispatched on our first day back in the studio.

Enjoy, and allow some fun time to plan some new projects for the New Year.

Merry Christmas, from all at the Bessie May Studio.

Smile Cushionous | Autumnal Shades

Posted on - 23/11/2017

The new Smile Cushionous designed in Bessie May SMILE, using pop autumnal shades ~ so perfect for a starting project for the season.

Worked completely in Knit Stitch, with front and back of cushion worked in one piece, moving between four lovely shades. Commenced with just one stitch and increased every wrong side row as the front grows, then decreasing every wrong side row reducing and shaping back and cushion casing.

Additional techniques which are great to practice, are utilised in the adding of a side border to close one of two open sides, using pick up and knit, and then three cable cast off. The other open side being finished with style with a folding button band, which is a really neat and stylish way of adding a tidy, stylish and hardwearing button band, so a great skill to crack.

Completing the cushion cover with these borders means there is no seaming ~ which is the best missing technique!

If you just want a simple knit project, the above bands do not necessarily need to be added, as the single piece can simply be mattress stitched on only two sides fully enclosing the cushion pad.

We hope you enjoy ~ Kit can be found below!

Bessie May Knit Kit | Free Pattern Download | 5 Balls of Bessie May Smile

Autumnal Yarn | Bessie May Nettle | 20% Discount

Posted on - 02/10/2017

Autumn shades are everywhere as the trees and fields change colour, with the arrival of October.

So Aran Yarns, Natural Fibres and Autumnal Shades are a must for a new project, small or large.

So what pops onto the wish list ~ Bessie May Nettle ~ it’s favourite time of year to play is now!

Seventy percent Nettle Fibre that is undyed and provides a natural fleck to all the lovely shades, which are dyed organic wool.

To all Bessie Mayer’s there is a 20% discount for all of this month on this perfect Autumnal Yarn.

Just use the Voucher Code: nettle1017 at the checkout to receive.

Click here to take a peek at the lovely shades

 

 

Smile Cushionous | Autumnal Shades

Posted on - 27/09/2017

The new Smile Cushionous designed in Bessie May SMILE, using pop autumnal shades ~ so perfect for a starting project for the season.

Worked completely in Knit Stitch, with front and back of cushion worked in one piece, moving between four lovely shades. Commenced with just one stitch and increased every wrong side row as the front grows, then decreasing every wrong side row reducing and shaping back and cushion casing.

Additional techniques which are great to practice, are utilised in the adding of a side border to close one of two open sides, using pick up and knit, and then three cable cast off. The other open side being finished with style with a folding button band, which is a really neat and stylish way of adding a tidy, stylish and hardwearing button band, so a great skill to crack.

Completing the cushion cover with these borders means there is no seaming ~ which is the best missing technique!

If you just want a simple knit project, the above bands do not necessarily need to be added, as the single piece can simply be mattress stitched on only two sides fully enclosing the cushion pad.

We hope you enjoy ~ Kit can be found below!

Bessie May Knit Kit | Free Pattern Download | 5 Balls of Bessie May Smile for the price of 4

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