Reasons to love alpaca yarn and fibre: all your questions answered!

Posted: July 11, 2019

Reasons to love alpaca yarn and fibre: all your questions answered!

We love alpaca at ECY, but feel like it's perhaps underestimated, or a bit under-appreciated. We get asked lots of questions about it, so have put together what we hope is a helpful and insightful blog post answering as many questions as we can. The first section is quite long by the way, but does need to come first. If you're interested in things like the difference between baby alpaca and other alpaca types, please scroll on down!  If you have any more questions that we've missed please do let us know. 🙂 Tell me about alpaca - where are...


Sparkles gets hooked...

Posted: May 24, 2018

Sparkles gets hooked...
For those of you who don't know me, I am Laura, aka Sparkles and this is the story of how I became hooked (pun intended, sorry, not sorry!) on crochet!

ECY news

Posted: February 15, 2016

ECY news

I have happy news today which I'm excited to share with you: following a lot of correspondence and number crunching, I've got us better pricing on our mill dyed yarns - as in the cost of them to us. I'm obviously delighted about it, as it means I've just been able to a) reduce the retail prices, b) reduce the wholesale prices, and c) increase the margin that shops will be able to make on the yarns, making them more viable (it's not easy coming up with these numbers!). You can see the newly priced yarns at http://www.edencottageyarns.co.uk     I'm...


Featured FO: Hut 8

Posted: November 25, 2015

Featured FO: Hut 8

Today I thought I'd show you my lovely Hut 8 cardigan. I finished it ages ago (in April), have worn it loads, and finally got these pics when we were in Ireland in June (and it's now November, ahem)..        This is pertinent now because Askham 4ply is currently 25% off (I haven't decided how long for yet), and the mild weather means it's still good for 4ply garments! I just liked not having to alternate skeins, which is lazy I know. This colour way is Crocosmia - it goes with a surprising range of other wardrobe staples.    ...

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