Blog & features

Introducing Rebel Blend – extra fine Merino and Stellina spinning fibre

22 March 2018

After the super reception you gave our first custom blend, Lustre Blend, which all but sold out in a few weeks (don’t worry, more is on its way), we knew we wanted to do another… Read more

Circular needle storage: solved

20 March 2018

If you caught my last post about my decluttering success as a result of Clear the Decks’ super podcast series: Declutter and Organise your Sewing Space, you might be interested to know that they’ve just… Read more

Clearing the decks

15 March 2018

A few weeks ago my friend Nadia put out a call for sewists and knitters to help her with a bit of research for a new venture – a course in decluttering your sewing (or… Read more

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