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  1. Shop Update 30.01.20

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    Yesterday we talked about the four colourways which will be in the shop at 1900 this evening to raise money for Foodbank Australia.

    As well as yarn we’re also selling bags.

    Made from screen printed wool felt and lined with linen our bags are designed to hold up to four 100 gram skeins of yarn. We’ve designed these to be broad at the base, so they sit nicely. The wool felt is fantastically sturdy stuff – so in the photos the bags don’t have anything in them to make them stand up.

    You might have noticed that the tags have the Bobbie & Joy logo on them. Going forward all of our bags will be labelled that way. There’s a new website on the way, so until then we’ll have these on The Knitting Goddess website.

    We wanted to do something to celebrate getting the first bags for Bobbie and Joy made, so we’ll be donating £15 from the sale of each to the Trussell Trust. The Trust is behind many of the food banks in the UK. They’re a brilliant charity who gave out 1.6 million emergency food parcels last year.

    The bags will be in the shop at 1900 this evening, so if you are browsing before then you won’t see them.

  2. For The Love Of Linen

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    The Knitting Goddess Linen Project Bag in red linen with white screenprint text NO I WON'T JUST STICK TO MY KNITTING
    Linen Project Bag

    As a business one of the things we’re constantly trying to do is to reduce the impact we have on the environment. Using less cotton is one way we can do that – cotton is a thirsty crop that uses huge amounts of water.

    There’s no one answer about how much water growing cotton uses, and it’s something that will improve over time. But even with the most water saving methods it can still take 10,000 liters of water to produce a kilo of cotton.

    If you’re wearing a cotton t-shirt right now I’d bet that it weighs more than 100 grams. That’s 1000 liters of water.

    So we decided that we’d use much less cotton. Going forward we’ll use linen for all of our bag linings. We’ll use linen where we would have used cotton canvas.

    If you’d like a bag where the only cotton used is the thread you’ll find our linen project bags here.

    Where we’ll still use cotton for now is for showerproof bags that are made with duck canvas. As far as I know there isn’t a linen equivalent, but I’ll keep looking. We’ve already got rid of some plastic by sourcing metal toggles – they’re on all of the bags now.

    That means that once our existing stock of duck canvas bags find new homes there won’t be cotton linings in anything we sell. As they’re being changed the existing duck canvas bags have been added to the sale shop – you can find them here.