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Yarns that have been created by hand have a life all of their own. Machine made acrylic can never compete with a hand-dyed skein of alpaca or a richly textured hank of hand-spun pure wool. Here you'll find a wide range of natural fibres in a myriad of colours and weights.  Enjoy!


Use our Yarn Finder if you're looking for a specific weight of yarn, and keep checking back for updates.

If there's a colour missing, or you know of a fabulous, ethical yarn that we simply must stock, let me know!


   The Natural Dye Studio uses British Wool certified Blue Faced Leicester wool for their stunning range of hand-dyed yarns.  

They use natural, plant based dyes that are kinder to the environment and your skin!

artesano

  Artesano has an excellent ethical trading policy, and buy from reliable sources that treat their employees with respect, do not employ children and pay respectable wages.

We stock the fabulous space-dyed Peruvian Hummingbird DK, which is fantastic for socks, and the deliciously soft 100% Alpaca DK.

 

Artist's Palette Yarns are a small, independent company who hand-paint fabulous colourways in very small amounts.  The soft Merino yarn is from Peru, but the love and labour is all English.

APY Buttersoft DK is machine washable!  Perfect for baby and children's clothes.

Riihivilla produce beautiful, naturally hand-dyed 100% wool 4ply yarns, spun from the soft fleeces of native Finnsheep.  Plants such as Japanese Indigo, and the Red-gilled Webcap mushroom give rich, vibrant colours.

Perfect for Fair Isle, Nordic patterns and colour strand work.
The Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop lies in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and produces wonderful yarn from the soft, lustrous fleece of the Wensleydale sheep that graze in the fields around them.

This lush, non-scratchy wool comes in a range of beautiful colours and weights.

manos

Manos del Uruguay yarn is dyed by a cooperative of women in the rural villages of Uruguay. This co-operative provides much needed income to approximately 350 women working in 17 locations.

We stock Wool Clasica and Silk Blend.

sunburst hand dyed roving

 Hand spun yarn & roving

Unique, British, artisan spun hanks of wonderful yarn and hand-painted batts and roving for you to spin your own bit of yarny heaven.

  The Mirasol Project supports local communities in Peru through the sales of the Mirasol Yarn Collection. 

We have the 100% baby llama Miski, the alpaca silk mix Sulka and organic cotton Samp'a in stock.

The Nude Ewe is a partnership between BedsLife - Bedfordshire & Luton Biodiversity Partnership, Bedfordshire County Council and GrazeBeds, a project of the Wildlife Trust.



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