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The Croft by West Yorkshire Spinners

We have had our latest delivery of West Yorkshire Spinners yarn! Within our box of goodies was The Croft! The Croft is the latest yarn from WYS, they have teamed up with Jamieson & Smith to create a stunning range of  speckle dyed Shetland yarn in an Aran weight. We cant wait to see what it Read the full article…

All things linen, Kalinka, Karin Oberg, 4ply, fingering, linen, summer knitting

All Things Linen

Many elements should be taken into account when assessing the quality of a yarn and the most important of all is of course its fibre composition. Each fibre carries specific structural elements that impact the softness, strength and drape of the yarn. Knowing about those different characteristic is a good way to understand what to look for when buying yarn for Read the full article…

Billie Jean Yarn, The New Denim Project, Wool and the Gang, Aran, Denim, Cotton

Yarn in Review – Billie Jean Yarn

Today meet Billie Jean, the Aran yarn made of 100% pre-consumer denim waste, by Wool and the Gang and The New Denim Project.  The New Denim Project is an innovative product line developed by Iris Textiles, an industrial textile group operating in Guatemala since 1956.  The Engelberg family has been running the company ever since its foundation, and in 2013 was Read the full article…

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Back in Store – The Uncommon Thread

After months having our stocks of Uncommon Thread yarns super low, we finally refilled our shelves with some gorgeous Everyday Sport and BFL Fingering. Started in 2010, the Uncommon Thread is a Brighton based company specialising in hand-dyed yarn. Minimising their carbon print is a big part of the company’s ethos so they have adapted their Read the full article…

De Rerum Natura, Lagon, Ciel, Nuit, Plume, Foret, Fuasain, Gilliat, Ulysse, Cyrano

Winter Blues – De Rerum Natura

Only few weeks after releasing their lovely powdery pink Quartz, De Rerum Natura has added 6 more colours to the Ulysse, Gilliat and Cyrano ranges. Four shades of blue (Ciel, Lagon, Plume, Nuit), one charcoal (Fusain) and one dark olive green (Foret). Needless to say, all are absolutely stunning, as usual. As soon as we opened the parcels and got to see the new Read the full article…

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Yarn in Review: Beiroa

  In our Yarn in Review series we ask for your opinion. Today we talked to Iñes about Beiroa a yarn from Retrosaria, wonderfully rustic and spun from the fleece of Bordaleira sheep who live on the slopes of the Serra da Estrela. We spotted her gorgeous version of Cicely by Jemima Bicknell which featured in Pom Pom Quarterly Read the full article…

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Even Further North: Cumbria Through the Eyes of Bristol Ivy

  Another new yarn to introduce this week, two actually. Keeping with the theme of British breeds and northern England inspired colours we’ve stocked up on Cumbria and Cumbria Fingering the newest yarns by The Fibre Company. It comes in 2 weights, worsted and a heavy fingering. We love that masham is being celebrated in Read the full article…