Autumn Fields - yarn with a heart of beautiful soft gold

Posted: March 12, 2020

Autumn Fields - yarn with a heart of beautiful soft gold

Autumn Fields is a beautiful soft sandy gold. Introduced in the second wave of colours in late 2016. You can read the blog post from when it was announced HERE. Inspired by Victoria's love of late autumn, this is a soft brown gold rather than an orange/yellow shade, making it really great for pairing with other colours. This great quality may well have been part of its downfall. It works so well with other colours that it hasn't really had an opportunity to shine as a stand-alone. But it should probably not come as a surprise as brown shades seem...


Milburn: How is the yarn produced? What's involved?

Posted: February 06, 2018

Milburn: How is the yarn produced? What's involved?

Whenever I talk about yarn production and what’s involved the reaction I get is “oh wow, I didn’t know”. So I thought I would pop it up here on the blog for you all to have a read, and I hope you find it interesting and insightful. It will also help explain why we don’t have all the yarn all of the time! Anyone who’s been involved in stock management will know how complicated it can be, trying to re-order with a long enough lead time for the item to be produced and shipped to you without losing the momentum...


Milburn: How did you choose your colours for this yarn?

Posted: February 06, 2018

Milburn: How did you choose your colours for this yarn?

My yarn colour inspiration comes from flowers and the environment. Most of the Milburn range has an equivalent shade in our hand-dyed yarns - I send off the shades to the dyers (both also Yorkshire-based, which is rather satisfying) and they match them, send them back to me for approval, and then if I approve they go ahead with the dyeing. In short (I'll write more about this in my next blog post), when Milburn first started we were limited to five shades because of spinning and dyeing minimums; that was really hard to choose. As we’ve expanded the palette...


Gallery: the new shades

Posted: November 21, 2016

Gallery: the new shades

Now that all five shades have been revealed (and thankyou for the lovely response) I thought it'd be helpful for you to see a gallery of them all together, which I hope will make choosing colour combinations easier Bear in mind that Milburn 4ply does also work well alongside Askham 4ply and hand dyed bases such as BFL Sock, Oakworth 4ply, and Titus 4ply. If you want to go and see and squish the yarn in person before buying, I would heartily encourage you to visit one of our lovely stockists.. Ewe & Ply in Shrewsbury have a delivery arriving...


Aaaaand the third new colour is..

Posted: November 16, 2016

Aaaaand the third new colour is..

..this beautiful soft sandy gold: Autumn Fields. This came off the back of wanting a gold-ish shade, and being inspired by it going nicely against yesterday's colour. It's actually not that easy to photograph, I'm finding. But anyhow. The colour comes from my love of autumn really. Ok, before I say any more I have a confession: I'm fickle when it comes to seasons. I love them all, but get bored of them before they're over. Every year when a new season arrives I say "I LOVE [season]". BUT I still think that late autumn might be my favourite. There's...

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