The Knitting Salon - Yarn and Pattern Club

The Knitting Salon: an Exclusive Yarn and Pattern Club

I would like to invite you to join me and Persephone Books on a journey weaving through the decades via literature and knitting. Allow us to spin you an unforgettable yarn.

I'm immensely excited to announce the 2022 yarn and pattern club. We've been secretly planning this fabulous club behind the scenes, and this year, you can expect three beautiful accessory patterns, stunning Susan Crawford yarns hand-dyed here at SCV and dazzling storytelling.

Wait, did i just say storytelling?

Yes, indeed I did. As we enter our 10th year of supporting British wool with Susan Crawford yarns, we are also joining forces with Persephone Books for the Knitting Salon Yarn and Pattern Club.

Persephone Books is a uniquely British publishing house that reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction. Most of the Persephone Books range comprises women writers who have been disregarded despite their intelligent and thought-provoking prose.

Overlooking a craft simply because women have undertaken it? That sounds rather familiar! The ethos and aesthetics of Persephone are very close to my heart and coincide with those that continually inspire me to create patterns, dye yarns, and write and publish the type of books often disregarded by mainstream publishing. Each title published by Persephone Books is covered in an elegant grey jacket, with stunningly patterned endpapers and matching bookmark - and all just the right size to tuck into your knitting basket. Looking closer at the endpapers will give you a hint of the colour inspirations for the hand-dyed yarns in each of your beautiful Club packages.

Each Knitting Salon package will include:

One of three Persephone Book titles carefully selected by Susan, plus their matching bookmark - these pages are far too precious to dog ear!

Limited-edition Susan Crawford Vintage yarns, hand-dyed in-house in shades inspired by the endpapers of each title.

A printed pattern booklet (plus a PDF version for when you need to take your knitting on the move) - the exclusive patterns designed by Susan, directly inspired by each of the decades from which the book titles are chosen.

Please do take a moment to read the Technical Stuff below for further information.

Places are strictly limited to 200 participants so do sign up now to avoid bitter disappointment!

 

The Patterns

Each of the three patterns designed by Susan, will be a beautiful, wearable accessory - either a shawl, a hat or socks, inspired by the era each of our books was first published - the 1910s, 1930s and 1940s - and will feature some interesting techniques to improve your skill base in an enjoyable, clear pattern. Bonus video tutorials will be provided demonstrating techniques and introducing the designs. Interested, but would like to know more? These are the designs from last year's sold out club:

The Yarns

At SCV we have been creating our own yarns using British wool grown, sheared and spun in the UK, for 10 years now, working with local mills within a 100 mile radius to produce our local yarns. Both our own fleeces and those of other local farmers go into creating our unique and beautiful yarns. This Club will celebrate this, with stunning SCV yarns included in each of your packages. And if that's not enough, the yarns will all be hand-dyed by Susan and Charlie, in new shades inspired by the end-papers on each of your Persephone book titles.

Exclusive Bonus: The Salon

People have always gathered with yarn and knitting needles in hand to exchange tales, discuss books and troubleshoot their knitting and I wanted to be able to bring this salon culture to my club members. And so, this year, we will be hosting a regular online book and knitting salon for you to mix and mingle with other knitters and readers.


 

Have we tempted you to join us in the dazzling literary knitting salon? Would you like to know more?
Let me introduce to the three titles which will guide us through our chosen decades.
The Persephone Book Titles

Admittedly, I considered keeping the featured titles a secret, but patterns and yarn are already enough of a secret aren't they?
So let me entice you to turn a page with me.

The Technical Stuff

The club patterns will be exclusive to club members for 6 months after their initial release as part of the club.

Places in the club will be limited to 200 and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

PRICING

The costs are transparent and simple and are split into shipping regions. Please ensure you select the correct shipping region when ordering as your subscription to the Club will not be accepted if the wrong region is chosen. Payment is required in full at the commencement of the club and is non-refundable once the first package has been dispatched. All packages are to be shipped using our chosen carriers to ensure tracked dispatch and prompt delivery. No alternative method of shipment can be used.

Customers from US/Canada/Australia/New Zealand and parts of the EU will see pricing and will be able to pay in local currency, so no currency conversion charges should be applied to your purchase.

UK customers can select an instalment plan offered through Clearpay which offers interest free instalments. This is a third party arrangement and takes place on the Clearpay site and SCV cannot help in any dispute involving Clearpay and our customers.

TAXES AND DUTIES

UK Customers The price shown includes VAT where appropriate and is full payment for all three instalments, additionally shipping of all three packages is provided free of charge.

EU Customers The price shown is full payment for all three instalments and for simplicity, shipping costs for all three packages are included, with a single shipping charge showing at checkout. I'm delighted to announce that packages to EU addresses will now be dispatched from within the EU and will therefore not attract VAT or duties prior to delivery.

Customers elsewhere including USA, Canada, Australia and other European countries not in the EU The price shown does not include UK VAT, although depending on your location you may be charged duties on elements of each instalment on delivery; The price is full payment for all three instalments and for simplicity, shipping costs for all three packages are included with a single shipping charge showing at checkout. Shipping will be carried out by our chosen carrier with a tracked service. If you require your packages to be shipped to a PO Box address, we can only send these packages with Royal Mail and they may take longer to arrive. If possible please provide a physical address for delivery.

We reserve the right to charge additional shipping fees prior to shipment if in turn we are charged additional fees such as remote address charges by the carrier. We will however only do this in exceptional circumstances.

Terms and Conditions

Payment is non-refundable once the first package has been dispatched.

Yarn types, weights and colours are chosen specifically by Susan Crawford for each instalment. No substitution, exchange or refund is available.

The three book titles included in the club cannot be substituted for other titles.

It is your responsibility to notify us of any change of address at least 14 days prior to the scheduled shipment dates.

Our online book club and knitting salon will take place via Mighty Networks. You will be required to register with Mighty Networks to access these. There is no charge for this.


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