In-Cumbria Magazine, March 2022: Best of British
Our Connection to Wool
Final Christmas Order Dates 2021
The OUBAS Advent Guide 2021
The OUBAS Knitwear Advent Gift Guide 2021: an insight into our world and inspire you with gifting something to be treasured this season.
OUBAS x Emily Mae Martin: 'An Introduction to Knitwear Repair'
We are thrilled to be hosting a workshop with Emily Mae-Martin, a fellow Cumbrian and now a repair specialist from Edinburgh who graduated in 2013 in Textiles and completed her Masters in 2018.
We invite you to bring along an item you would like to repair to the session, so Emily can help advise and we can support you in learning how to repair an item of your own.
January // Janus
'Janus was the protector of gates and doorways, his name coming from the Latin word for ‘door’: ianua. He was the god of beginnings and transitions, also being responsible for changes and time.'
'The symbolism of the month of January is obvious, in that the month is the beginning of the year but also a transition from the previous year into the next. January is the door of the year; a door that we can only enter one way but that we can peek back through.'
Winter Solstice Traditions
The nights have drawn in and the sun seems to be shying away – winter solstice is upon us. Many of us spend the month of December in anticipation of Christmas, decorating our tree and stringing lights around our homes, but how often do we stop and consider the origins of the celebrations of this time of year?
Take a moment to appreciate and understand the origins of our Christmas traditions.