Shop Update 24.04.15

This week we’re introducing the fourth of our charity yarns. Bobbie and I wanted a theme for these which would run throughout 2015, and it’s fair to say that Bobbie has found an amazing source of inspiration for this.

The theme for the 2015 charity yarns will be Tribes.

The images which inspire this yarn come from a blog which details the travel adventures of Jimmy Nelson.

The tribe which inspired the April yarn is the Vanuatu Tribe.

This is Bobbie’s watercolour to tell me what colours I needed to get from the dye pots.

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The April yarn is called Vanuatu and is available as both a self striping and variegated sock yarn.

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Self Striping Vanuatu sock yarn

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Self Striping Vanuatu Britsock

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Vanuatu sock yarn

We’ll be donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these yarns to the three charities chosen by the Knitting Goddesses (and Gods). These are the Alzheimer’s Society, the Stoke Association and Mind.

Each of these colourways is limited, and once they’ve sold there won’t be any more of these colours.

Next up is a brand new yarn for us – a 100% silk cobweb weight yarn. We’re selling these in 10 gram skeins – and each 10 grams has 300 meters of yarn. Each skein will cost ¬£4.00, so it’s a great way to get the right amount of yarn for your project.

Being silk, the colours glow – it’s been such a pleasure winding these into little skeins.

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red

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orange

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copper

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dark violet

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silver

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magenta

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violet

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bitter chocolate

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blue

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chartreuse

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black

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electric blue

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heather

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jade

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olive

Then onto more familiar territory with 4ply British wool and nylon sock yarn

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semi solid cream

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semi solid silver cloud

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semi solid sandstone

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semi solid antique silver

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semi solid steel

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semi solid slate

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semi solid heather

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semi solid turquoise

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semi solid teal

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berry swirl

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agapanthus leaf

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orange frog – this is based on a pinterest picture which I love – an orange frog with vivid blue and black eyes

Finally for this week’s update there are mini skeins

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A restock of shades of turquoise

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Blossom

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Variegated Blossom

The yarn shown above will be in the shop at 1900 on Friday 24th April.

If you’d like to see our yarns in person Rachel Coopey will have some sock yarn and mini skein sets on her stall at Wonderwool Wales this weekend. You’ll find her on stand b4 which is just on left of the main door in hall 1.

Happy shopping. What will you make?

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