Why we love bluefaced leicester AND merino!

Posted: April 09, 2019

Why we love bluefaced leicester AND merino!

Do you sell British wool? As a British company we use and sell a LOT of British wool - primarily Bluefaced Leicester which is found in our Milburn, Bowland and Harewood yarns. (For more background on how Milburn came to be have a read of THIS blog post). BUT we do also use and sell a lot of merino. Why? Well, put simply it ticks different boxes to our BFL yarns, and when it comes to choosing yarn I like to try and go for ticking boxes - that’s the pragmatist in me.  Which boxes does merino tick? It is super...


GDPR compliance at ECY: what is it and why do we have to do it?

Posted: May 03, 2018

GDPR compliance at ECY: what is it and why do we have to do it?

You may have seen these four letters a lot recently: GDPR.. but what is it and why is it relevant to us? It stands for the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and it’s a new set of regulations coming into effect on the 25th of May 2018 designed to protect consumers (so all of us!). It comes after four years of preparation and debate, so it’s something that’s been in the works for a while and anyone who’s had any difficulty unsubscribing from a mailing list or with unsolicited mail of any type will agree that it’s overdue.  It’s happened...


Did you know you can search by colour?

Posted: May 02, 2018

Did you know you can search by colour?

For some of you, browsing our website may usually be restricted to yarn released specifically as part of an update. With an increased frequency of updates and stock being available for longer afterwards, it would be understandable to become overwhelmed with choice. You probably already use the Shop Yarn menu with the options to select each yarn by name but what if you have a project in mind for which you have a rough idea of a colour you would like to use but are not that picky about which yarn to use? This is definitely something I struggle with...


Do you have any colour combination advice?

Posted: February 06, 2018

Do you have any colour combination advice?

I do! Well, sort of. Firstly, I'll just say now - we don't have colour cards for the hand dyed shades, for a few reasons, which I've explained HERE. However... what I do have is a Flickr album full of colour combination ideas for Milburn 4ply (and soon DK). Now that there are 20 colours and they're dyed in larger batches, and are so consistent, it means that I can show you colours that go together in the confidence that we will actually have them in stock.  To look at that, click/tap HERE. I do add to this now and...

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