Episode 2-12 is now live and joining me on the show is the wonderful Jenny Sisk of the Townhouse Yarns. We get to chat about joining a LYS, becoming an indie dyer, Woollinn 2019 and a super secret new yarn base along with taking a look behind the scenes look at those gorgeous fibres. Come on in, grab a cuppa and have a listen to while working on your latest yarn project.
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Podcast Notes & Links
Jenny Sisk is the talented dyer behind Townhouse Yarns which is 4 years old this year. In this time Jenny as been featured in magazines such as Simply Crochet, and worked with such talented designers as Carol Feller, Woolly Wormhead and Justyna Lorkowska along with being part of the Irish Yarn Club before launching her own Irish specially milled based, Olla, at Woollinn in 2018.
Jenny started out by joining This is Knit way back in 2011 by popping in to cover one shift and 7 years later she is still part of the wonderful team and has also been integral in bringing you Woollinn, Dublin’s Festival of Yarn.
Jenny fell in love with hand-dyed skeins the second she set foot in This is Knit and spent two years learning how to dye, choosing bases and getting ready to launch her own brand.
Olla – Walk in the Wildflowers
On the podcast, Jenny tells us how she started on the road of becoming an indie dyer and how she went about building her own within This is Knit and then growing Townhouse Yarns and developing her own style on those luscious bases. We also touch on Olla and her collaboration with LB Handknits for the beautiful Seal Gra pattern which you
During the podcast, we also touch on Woollinn 2019 and how it all came about and how Woollinn went from the initial idea of a small yarn festival to the festival it became. If you want to stay to date with all the latest Woollinn info you can find the newsletter here.
Dame 4ply – Tits Out Collective
Tits Out Collective:
You can find Jenny’s Dame 4ply – If I Want Exposure I’ll Get My Tits Out: Get Your Paws Off My Silky Drawers by clicking the link. Her chosen charity is My charity of choice is a children’s hospital here in Dublin, Ireland. Temple Street Foundation. From each skein of this special colourway sold, €5.00 will go towards research, equipment and services for this outstanding hospital that does so much for sick children. Having spent time in this hospital as a parent on a few occasions, they hold a very special place in my heart.
My chosen charity is Friends of the Elderly. My donation page is located here. Please consider donating if you like the blog and podcast and enjoy the content that I create.
If you would like to win that gorgeous skein from Townhouse Yarns (Dame 4ply 50:50 merino and silk) in Born Trippy then you need to pop over to the Ravelry group here and tell us what you love about Townhouse Yarns.
More from Jenny:
You can find Jenny over on her favourite social platform, Instagram and if you need more of those skeins in your life pop over to her website here or over on This is Knit here. You can also catch her in person at Yarnporium in November.
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Music has been recorded exclusively for the show by Irish artist Liz Seaver.
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