Blog & features

Your projects: Beautiful yarn, dyed and spun

1 March 2018

Since launching our yarn dyeing kits a little over two years ago, we’ve turned many a yarn lover into a yarn dyer! Lots of kits were gifted for the winter holidays (and we suspect quite… Read more

Learning to weave: My first three FOs

19 February 2018

After acquiring my new loom, the last thing I wanted was for it to, well, loom, sad and unused in the corner of the room, so I threw myself into the business of learning to… Read more

So, I bought a loom

16 February 2018

A funny thing happened last year. On reading a couple of tongue-in-cheek comments about yarn-based hobbies getting out of control on The Twisted Yarn’s review of my Little Book of Yarn Dyeing, my partner turned to… Read more

Caring for hand-knits

9 February 2018

We’ve just updated our shopping info with guidelines for caring for garments made from our hand-dyed yarns and I thought it might be useful to share some of our general advice with our blog readers… Read more

Introducing Lustre Blend - our first custom blend spinning fibre

30 January 2018

I am fastidious about the details when it comes to developing our products, and when we decided to add a line of spinning fibre to our permanent range I tried out many beautiful fibres. I… Read more

A wintery trip to Waltham Abbey Wool Show

26 January 2018

Waltham Abbey Wool Show is an annual fixture in the yarn calendar – a one-dayer in a small venue in Essex. It’s just six miles from my home in North East London but I’ve never paid… Read more

Introducing our Yarn Loyalty Card

26 January 2018

Shopping online can often feel like it’s all about introductory offers, discount codes and flash sales – things that don’t sit very well for an artisan business like ours. As brands relentlessly case new customers,… Read more

Northern Lights spinalong

18 January 2018

I’ve been spinning for years but it’s not often that I give the wheel much love, or be particularly adventurous with spinning techniques. Though I do like a batt of glittery art-fibre, especially those from… Read more

It's a Stitch Up yarn on Canary Lotus podcast

17 January 2018

I like to catch up on blogs during my six (yes six) daily bus journeys, but I hardly ever have time to listen to or watch podcasts so I feel quite out of the loop… Read more

FO: Enso Sweater

15 January 2018

As soon as we launched our Dynamite DK yarn, I knew I wanted a sweater in the ” shade, a flattering peach with multi-coloured speckles. Hand-dyed yarns don’t always work for larger garments – the… Read more

2017 Advent Calendar day by day

8 January 2018

I think it was the Opal brand the started the yarn advent calendar trend originally, and quite a few indie dyers have followed suit. We decided to do our first one for Christmas 2017 and… Read more

Last order dates for Christmas

6 December 2017

Last posting dates for Christmas orders are rapidly approaching! Within UK Special Delivery is now available as a shipping option in the UK, which means we can offer guaranteed Christmas delivery on orders received up… Read more