Want to see our first sparkly yarn??!

Posted: August 08, 2017

Want to see our first sparkly yarn??!

This morning I was out in the pouring rain photographing the sparkly yarn I've dyed for Saturday's 7am update... obviously the yarn was kept under the garden brolly but myself & camera ended up stood just outside the edge of it. I had woollies (handknits, obvs) and a waterproof on, and ended up creating a rainhat for my camera out of parcel tape and a sandwich bag. As you do. Anyway, this all means that all of the yarn photos are now up in the Facebook event page for this update, so you can see that HERE. If you mark...


New Milburn 4ply shades! (And a lecture; sorry!)

Posted: February 22, 2017

New Milburn 4ply shades! (And a lecture; sorry!)

I thought I might introduce you to the new-new shades of Milburn 4ply which arrived yesterday. They’re HERE on the website firstly, and the 500g packs get a little discount so if you want a sweater quantity you’re best picking one of those and then getting any additional balls. Let me tell you a bit about the new colours – they bring the palette of Milburn shades up to 15, and they’re all really well matched from my samples that I sent to the dyer (who is based not far from here). I’ve added in another neutral shade so there...


New yarn: Falkland merino

Posted: December 13, 2016

New yarn: Falkland merino

We have new yarn! This is a new hand dyed base which I've had for a while but only recently had chance to dye up. It's 100% Falkland Merino, with 400m to 100g. It's a very plump, cushiony yarn - much thicker-looking than most of my other 4ply bases, and super-soft.  Here's one of each:  I haven't given it a proper name so it'll be in the 4ply section of the website just named Falkland 4ply. The category will appear HERE on Thursday night at 7pm.  Here are the dyelots I've created.. this is Meadow Rue:  Stonecrop:  Fuchsia:  Bark:  Frosty Fields...


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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