Blog & features

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

Japan Collection - new shades and yarns

24 November 2017

As winter draws in we’ve been very busy in the dye studio creating our biggest yarn collection so far. Our Japan collection spans our entire range of yarns (and some special editions!) and draws inspiration… Read more

Trend: Metallic foiled knits

27 October 2017

Hands up, I am a magpie. I am drawn to shiny things but I’ll be honest, I hadn’t actually noticed that foiled knitwear existed until I started looking. It turns out that lots of designers… Read more

9th Birthday Giveaway part 2: Neon Yarn Party!

8 October 2017

Come and join the 9th birthday party on Instagram where you can win a fluro-tastic selection of our hand-dyed yarns. The competition closes at 18:00 UK time on Tuesday 10 October – bring your shades! Read more

Stitch people: Jonathan

6 October 2017

For It’s a Stitch Up’s 9th Birthday (it’s today!) I’m introducing you to some of the many folks who have supported us behind the scenes, and this time it’s Jonathan aka the wonderful Mr Stitch… Read more