Lux­ury hand-dyed yarns

Your es­sen­tial guide to our favourite in­de­pen­dent dy­ers

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1. Wil­low Knits

Wil­low Knits, in­de­pen­dent ar­ti­san dy­ers, spe­cialise in silk, with the top qual­ity yarns avail­able both on­line and at UK shows. Yarns are avail­able in worsted, lace and, new for 2017, 4ply weights and come in 100g skeins or cakes, plus mini-skeins, all hand-dyed with care. ere is an ex­ten­sive range of colours and cus­tom or­ders are gladly con­sid­ered. wil­lowknits.etsy.com

4. Gor­geous Yarns

Nur­tur­ing Fi­bres is an en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly, fair­trade col­lec­tion of hand-dyed Yarns from South Africa. A range of semi-solid sun­shine colours which re­flect the vi­brant com­mu­nity co-op­er­a­tive pro­duc­ers. Eco Cot­ton; soft, lux­u­ri­ous and smooth. Eco Fu­sion; 50:50 cot­ton bam­boo blend for ex­tra sheen. Gor­geous Yarns is proud to of­fer this beau­ti­ful and ex­clu­sive prod­uct. gor­geousyarns.co.uk

2. Per­ran Yarns

Per­ran Yarns are an ar­ti­san brand of lux­ury yarns hand-dyed in Corn­wall. e soft­est base yarns are in­di­vid­u­ally ket­tle-dyed, hand­painted or dip-dyed in beau­ti­ful wear­able colour­ways. Kits also avail­able. Pic­tured is Chunky Baby Al­paca in shade ‘Sun­set Party’ in­spired by Per­ran­porth beach sun­sets. 20% dis­count code ‘PER­RAN’ (or­ders over £10) per­ran­yarns.etsy.com

5. Un­der­cover Otter

Un­der­cover Otter loves inflicting vi­brant colours on lus­cious yarns and fi­bres, nam­ing the re­sults af­ter (mostly ter­ri­ble) hor­ror movies. Colour­way: Hack-O-Lantern on Squirm Sock. Read­ers of e Knit­ter get a 10% dis­count with code ‘ eKnit­ter10’. un­der­coverot­ter.com

3. Hand­made Stu­dios

For Knit­ters and Cro­cheters who love fine yarn, we are Hand­made Stu­dios in Row­lands Cas­tle, SE Hamp­shire. Ev­ery month we spe­cialise in find­ing new and ex­cit­ing In­die Dy­ers. Hun­dreds of In­die yarns in stock. Plus com­mer­cial yarns. Tea shop next door. Open Tues­day to Satur­day 10am-5pm (4.30 on Satur­day). 4 e Green, Row­lands Cas­tle, PO9 6BN hand­madestu­dios.org

6. Home­spun­won­ders

Home­spun­won­ders hand dye their York­shire Dale Yarn range tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the Flora, Fauna and Wildlife of York­shire. Pic­tured is their Blue Faced Leices­ter wool in colour­ways Moors, Fells, Wa­ter­ways and Wood­land Flow­ers. Rich colours evoke ar­eas of thwe coun­try­side and would make beau­ti­ful shawls, socks or gar­ments. 15% dis­count code ‘KNITTER115’. home­spun­won­ders.etsy.com

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