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...


Bluefaced Leicester: all your woolly and sheep questions answered with Hill Top Farm!

Posted: September 11, 2018

Bluefaced Leicester: all your woolly and sheep questions answered with Hill Top Farm!

Bluefaced Leicester is one of our favourite wools here at ECY which is why our signature Milburn 4ply and DK yarns just had to be made using it. These noble sheep are fascinating and so we felt like now was a good time to share this love with you and give you a bit of insight into animals behind this highly sought-after fibre. I could think of noone better to help me with this than my friend Leigh, the voice of Hill Top Farm in Malham, also known as @hilltopfarmgirl”. Leigh farms with her partner Neil Heseltine, whose family have farmed in Malham...


Let's talk about charity.. and yarn!

Posted: September 06, 2018

Let's talk about charity.. and yarn!

One of the greatest pleasures I take from having grown a successful business is that I’m able to donate to charity on a regular basis; as well as get involved with other one-off projects. With our Flower Power Fund (Marie Curie) yarn having sold like hot cakes last week, and Yarndale having announced this year’s charity project I thought it would be a good time to talk about charity in the context of yarn and ECY. Yarndale has been going for five years now, and when they started they had the Oxfam yarn amnesty thing and it still happens every...


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...


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