How to browse ECY hand dyed yarn by quantity - an update to our website functions!

Posted: July 30, 2020

How to browse ECY hand dyed yarn by quantity - an update to our website functions!

I'm sure this will be a familiar story for many of you. You have decided what yarn you want to use for your next project and are browsing the available colours in the collection. You fall in love with a particular colour and click on it to find that there is only one skein available and you need three. It is very disappointing but you go back to look for another colour... This only has two skeins  😭😭😭. Repeat this process a couple more times and I would get so fed up that I would give up or want to...


ECY yarn inspiration on Flickr - how to use it, why we use it, and more!

Posted: November 25, 2019

ECY yarn inspiration on Flickr - how to use it, why we use it, and more!

You may have seen us talk about "finding images on flickr" in our newsletters, but you may also be wondering what it is and how to use it so we thought what better way to tell you all about it than in a blog post! We love Flickr as it allows us to upload yarn images and then label the colourway names, and organise them into albums. So we have albums for things like 'blue' colourways (of course this is a bit subjective as we all judge colours differently!), as well as things like 'trees' based on the name and source...


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...


Blocking your knitting/crochet: why and how?

Posted: January 22, 2018

Blocking your knitting/crochet: why and how?

If you've heard the term 'blocked' in relation to knitting and crochet and wondered what that's all about, this blog post is for you. I will pop links to all items mentioned in at the end then you can go and look at/buy what you need. What is blocking? "Once it's blocked it'll be beautiful" is something I often hear and say myself. Blocking is when you wet (or steam) your knitting to somehow shape it. It can be for the purpose of stretching the piece to the correct size, and also for the purpose of evening out and opening...


Why don't you have colour swatches?

Posted: January 19, 2018

Why don't you have colour swatches?

One of the questions I sometimes get asked is - “why don’t you have swatches of all your colours together up on the website?” I thought I’d answer publicly. The very simple reason is because I have SO MANY regular shades and they sell out so quickly that most of the time *most of them are NOT in stock*. So you’d just be looking at colours you couldn’t get, and that’s not much use. I’d then just get dozens of emails asking for certain colours, and I don’t do custom dyeing, so that’s not a desirable situation. When we prepare...


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