Natural Wool Yarns - What are they?
We use a number of different types of wool and also cashmere in our knitwear collection. Here we explain about different wool yarns and why 100% natural fibres are the best.….
Mature models - diversity in fashion
The fashion industry has long been criticised for it's use of young, overly-skinny models on the catwalk. In today's society where we talk about diversity and acceptance more than ever, there are changes being made.
Wool Wedding Anniversary - 7 years
Do you know that the 7th Wedding Anniversary is also known as the "Wool Anniversary"? As 2019 marks our own 7th anniversary, we find out about the traditions behind this....
Wear it Pink this October
Did you know that October is breast cancer awareness month? This October "The Croft House" is supporting "Wear it Pink" Day. Held on Friday 18th October, you're invited to wear something pink to help raise awareness and money for cancer charity "Breast Cancer Now".
The evolution of Fair Isle knitting - a history
The Shetland Isles are the most northerly islands of the UK with Fair Isle being the most southern of these. Knitting has always been important in these islands. Firstly out of necessity and then as an important trade commodity. Read on to discover the history of knitting in the Shetland isles and about the evolution of the Fair isle style of knitting....
A Family Holiday in Shetland - top 10 attractions
Shetland (the original home of fair isle knitting) has just been named by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 places in Europe to visit. With school holidays just around the corner, find out why travelling to the UK's most northerly isles is a great place to holiday with children as I run through my top 10 things to do.....