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A new hand dyed yarn for 2018 – First few colour are now available here “Petite Singles” Pure Fine Falkland Merino spun in the UK Hand Dyed 100g 490m approx. Metric Count: 1/5nm 28 stitches and 36 rows to 10 cm. (4 inches) on a 3.25 mm (US 3) needle. Falkland Fine Merino 4 Ply. […]
I’m ending 2017 and starting 2018 dyeing some new yarns. A new dk/worsted weight singles yarn that is all British, spun from Bluefaced Leicester and Masham here in the UK. Also new for 2018 will be a Falkland merino single, 4 ply weight with 500 metres per 100g a perfect one skein project yarn. A […]
New hand dyed sock yarn in stock now.
I have 10 new colourways of our Merino Sock Yarn “Gemini” dyed and a new sock yarn “KOOKY”, which is a Bluefaced Leicester & Nylon blend.
Also 3 new lace weight hand dyed yarns are complete.
New Hand Dyed Yarn in Stock Soon.
All new hand dyed colourways. A new sock yarn and 3 new lace weight yarns.
We are often asked about how we hand dye yarn. The Yarns are dyed in small batches, with each skein having its the colours applied individually which means every skein is totally unique within its colourway. The dyes we use are commercial grade acid dyes. Acid dyes might sound a bit alarming, but the only […]
Different Dye Techniques. Some yarns will have long repeats of colour and others, that have been hand painted will have tiny repeats of colour, varying colour on almost every stitch. Speckle Dye patterns knitted up
Inspired by the sweeping curves of the Sydney Opera House. The Bennelong shawl is made up of 4 curving sections created by short row shaping over a simple garter stitch and eyelet lace pattern. The shawl pictured is worked in our 4ply pure wool but you could use any 4 ply or sock weight yarn. […]
My new spinning wheel has caused a bit of a glut of small skeins of hand spun yarn. Checking out some shawl patterns of Ravelry and Instagram I found these two absolute gems for using up small amounts of hand spun yarn.
I hadn’t spun with Shetland Fibre before but had worked with commercially spun Shetland Yarn a great deal over the years. Hand Spun Shetland was a total revelation, light, springy and beautifully soft.
A Range of Hand Dyed Fibre dyed in the Lavender Colourway
I treated myself to selection of different fibres to try out on my new Majacraft Aura spinning wheel.
I decided to use the same Lavender colourway was used across these 6 different fibres and a skein of hand spun thick and thin yarn spun from the Corriedale.
First thoughts on my new Majacraft Aura
Just taken delivery of my first ever brand new spinning wheel, the beautiful hand crafted Majacraft Aura supplied by Ruth at thewheelewe.co.uk
My previous wheel was a very old single treadle Scotch tension Ashford Traditional.