Designer Spotlight: An Interview with handknit designer Liz Corke

Posted: February 23, 2021

Designer Spotlight: An Interview with handknit designer Liz Corke

Here at ECY Shedquarters we are so lucky to have a wonderful range of designers from all over the world who regularly work with our yarns. We just love seeing the fantastic creations they come up with and it really helps to feed back into the creativity of dyeing. One of our absolute favourites is Liz Corke and as we reflected on the sheer volume of designs and the quality of all of them we knew we had to have a chat with her! This is a fascinating read and really gives you an insight into Liz and her design process.  ...


Designer Spotlight: An Interview with Sophie McKane

Posted: January 14, 2021

Designer Spotlight: An Interview with Sophie McKane

Sophie McKane, aka Unicorn Designs, is a wonderful designer. In the past two years alone Sophie has released a number of beautiful patterns including some using Eden Cottage Yarns.  Her designs have been published in magazines as well as several being self-published. We love her use of colour and stitch patterns, and thought it would be great to find out a bit more about her.  Can you tell us a little about your background and how you came to become a designer? My grandma was a prolific knitter and she’s the one who first taught me to knit, when I was very...


2020 Christmas posting dates from ECY

Posted: November 27, 2020

We know that for many people it will be particularly important that orders placed around this time arrive in time for Christmas, so we really, really urge you to please read this! I have noticed that the usual increased rush on the postal service has started *much* earlier this year - from the beginning of November really. I've also already had complaints about parcels sent second class (you can choose that, or first class, or other services on checkout) taking a few days. It is frustrating but complaining to me isn't helpful as I literally cannot do anything about it,...


The Wholly Irregular ECY Shedcast: Lockdown 2, electric boogaloo - Show Notes

Posted: November 19, 2020

The Wholly Irregular ECY Shedcast: Lockdown 2, electric boogaloo - Show Notes

These show notes are to go alongside The Wholly Irregular ECY Shedcast: Lockdown 2, electric boogaloo parts one and two. The following is a list of links for all the items mentioned throughout the Shedcast. I do hope you enjoy it!  Jumper using Keld Fingering in Charcoal and Coniston Fingering in Thunder held together is Vertical Stripes Sweater by PetiteKnit. Pattern available here:https://www.petiteknit.com/products/vertical-stripes-sweater Serriform hat by David O'Kelly made using Rosedale 4ply in Mountain Hare. Available as a digital download or as a kit with Milburn 4ply. Pattern available here:https://www.edencottageyarns.co.uk/products/serriform-a4-printed-pattern Rosewater by Janina Kallio using Nateby 4ply in Foggy Daybreak. Pattern available here:https://www.woolenberry.com/knitting-pattern/rosewater/ The PPS...


Your 2020 gift guide for a yarn fan, knitter, crocheter, or yourself! 😍

Posted: November 16, 2020

Your 2020 gift guide for a yarn fan, knitter, crocheter, or yourself! 😍

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a very different year to what we could possibly have anticipated! With no idea what's going to happen in December (yes we're meant to come out of lockdown on the 2nd but I don't think you can bank on anything right now) we're all having to get creative with gift-buying and sending. In England a lot of retail shops are currently shut and we're not *really* meant to be going out unnecessarily, so I'm sure that like us a lot of you will be looking at buying online. Of course...


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