Why would I want that fluffy stuff? Here are all your mohair questions answered!

Posted: November 21, 2018

Why would I want that fluffy stuff? Here are all your mohair questions answered!

I thought I’d tell you a bit more about our mohair/silk laceweight yarn, Eldwick Lace. We’ve had lots of questions about it so it seems sensible to try and answer them. There’s a lot to tell, so I’ve broken it down into common questions so that if you don’t want to read it all you can hopefully find the information you’re looking for. I hope it’s helpful!   What is mohair? Firstly let me tell you about the fibres. Mohair can take more than one form, which is the same for more fibres. What we use is kid mohair, which...


Single skein project ideas

Posted: September 12, 2018

Single skein project ideas

Do you have any stunning single skeins sat in your stash that you can't decide what to do with? There are so many beautiful patterns but it can be tough to narrow down the selection. We have taken the hard work out for you and suggested some of our favourites: Fuss Free Festival Shawl by Louise Tilbrookhttps://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fuss-free-festival-shawlSuch a simple design giving a beautiful final project and ideal for TV knitting.  Humbug Scarf by Joanne Scracehttps://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/humbug-scarfQuick, easy and great for showing off variegated yarn Summer Blooms Shawl by Jayalakshmihttps://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/summer-blooms-shawl-3Published on Knotions website HERE, this beautiful shawl uses Titus 4ply and makes a lovely...


Neutral colours at Eden Cottage Yarns: why we love them and which ones to look out for!

Posted: September 11, 2018

Neutral colours at Eden Cottage Yarns: why we love them and which ones to look out for!

Can we talk about neutral colours for a moment? Firstly, what constitutes a neutral? For me it’s a colour that isn’t leaning towards any particular colour group, if that makes sense. I suppose another criteria would be that it goes with everything, or most other colours. It starts with white, black, and grey, of course, but then for me it extends to beiges, oatmeals, browns, and creams. I was talking about it with Claire though and was surprised when she brought out dark blues as neutrals - to me they’re just blue, which is not a neutral, but as she...


The news you've been waiting for - an ECY Yarn Club!

Posted: August 31, 2018

The news you've been waiting for - an ECY Yarn Club!

A new ECY yarn club: The Potting Shed What is it? The Potting Shed is Eden Cottage Yarns' hand dyed yarn club, providing a surprise exclusive skein of yarn to you each month. As you might expect, the theme is garden/nature-inspired, with a range of semi-solid, dappled, and variegated shades included on various ECY yarn bases. What will be included? Inside each month's specially wrapped package will be a skein of beautiful yarn, a luxury skincare product (e.g. soap, hand cream, body lotion etc) from The Cosy Cottage Soap Co., and a postcard with the yarnspiration in photography form and...


Yarn for charity?! Yes please! ECY and The Flower Power Fund..

Posted: August 31, 2018

Yarn for charity?! Yes please! ECY and The Flower Power Fund..

Remember how we mentioned the Flower Power Fund a few weeks ago? Well, we are very excited to be providing September's yarn. The super-limited-edition colourway is called/inspired by Nigella and 100% of each sale (after tax*) will be donated to the Flower Power Fund. Not a few quid, not even 50%, but 100%.. because I'm a bit of a "go big or go home" person and I think if you're going to do something you should try and do it properly. That means that the cost of the yarn, my time dyeing, and my staff's time twisting, labelling and packing are all being donated...


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