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Last order dates for the holiday season

4 December 2018

We know that many of you order for gifts this time or year, or for your own holiday knitting! To make sure you get your goodies on time, please take note of the last order… Read more

We're exhibiting at Yarnporium 2018!

16 July 2018

London, 2-3 November 2018 If you’re the kind of person who likes to ‘look with their hands’, then you’ll want this in your diary. We’re exhibiting at Yarnporium 2018, and it’s the ONLY show we’re… Read more

2018 Yarn Advent Calendar Preorders

21 June 2018

Christmas is probably the last thing on any knitter’s mind right now, but we’re already planning and souring goodies for our . Last year we only produced a handful, which sold out in just a… Read more

Pattern and kit launch: Blend In, Stand Out fade shawl by Brixton Purl

21 May 2018

Last week I was lucky enough to be joined in the dye studio by Brixton Purl aka independent knitting pattern designer Therése Hedlund ahead of the launch of her stunning new fade shawl, Blend In,… Read more

A year of Sock Club (and hello! Sock Minis Club)

26 April 2018

It’s been almost a year since we re-launched our clubs after a break (to welcome my daughter into the world), and it’s still my favourite dyeing job every month. For me, it’s a chance to… Read more

Brilliance Lace and Fuzzy Lace: New yarns for summer knits

20 April 2018

This week we’ve been busy at the dye pots creating yarns for lace knitting – just in time for the weather to finally warm up here in London! Two new laceweight yarns were added in… Read more

The Big Destash

10 April 2018

If you follow our blog, you may remember a few weeks ago I posted about following the excellent Declutter and Organise Your Sewing Space podcast from Clear The Decks. I promised that some destashing would be occurring,… Read more

Colour handling with Rebel Blend (and a little lesson in Tweed)

23 March 2018

Following on from our last post I wanted to give you a few ideas for different ways to spin them, and take control of colour! It’s easy to be apprehensive about how adventurous colour combinations… Read more

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

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

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

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