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The best eco-friendly gifts

The best eco-friendly gifts Chosen by Alison Sye The festive season is here again, and lovely Folksy folk have asked me for some eco-friendly gift…

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Meet the Maker: Julie Colquitt

Julie Colquitt discovered her fascination for unusual yarn while sourcing silks for her fibre art bags. She now buys hand-spun and hand-dyed recycled sari yarns directly from a women’s co-operatives in rural India, along with rare-breed yarns bought directly from the producers in northern Scotland. She sells the yarns through her shop Yarn Yarn and also has her own line of own wearable art made from the yarns, ribbons and silks, which she produces under the label Crochet Mushroom from her studio on the River Tay in Fife. We spoke to Julie about her the two lines of her work…