Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hello Etsy! And a discount reward for you lovely readers…

The Fleece Cottage Yarns Etsy shop is now open! At the moment there are some of the lovely hand-dyed yarns that have featured on this blog and a couple of ready-made silk knitted scarves. One of the scarves is my … Continue reading

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“What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly…” (Morticia Addams)

I’m back from my holidays and full of plans for some sock yarns in lovely coastal colours… As the holidays are over it means that it’s almost time for the Boo Knits Hallowe’en mystery knit-a-long – I’m so excited about … Continue reading

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Dyeing and Overdyeing

So here are the long-awaited photos from the weekend’s dyeing session. It’s just a small batch this week as I was waiting on a silk order which didn’t arrive in time… Anyway, I wasn’t too disappointed, as I’m really pleased … Continue reading

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Breaking Black

The autumnal weather means that drying freshly dyed skeins is taking ages, so while the weekend’s dye batch is still hanging up, I thought we’d take a look at breaking black… Aside from just sounding really cool, breaking black dye … Continue reading

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Tour of the Equipment: Acid Dyes

The dyes obviously are one of the stars of the show but there are several different types and they don’t all do the same thing. I use acid dyes but to put it in context and set the scene, I’ll … Continue reading

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Match made in heaven

Time to catch up with the rest of the weekend’s dyeing efforts… This post is devoted to my new laceweight base, a blend of 75% merino and 25% silk, and all the skeins below use this base. Now as we … Continue reading

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Autumn tones and jewel colours

There are so many new yarns this week that I’m going to review them in two sets! First up is one of my favourites (actually I have a lot of favourites in this batch!), a variegated sock yarn in beautiful … Continue reading

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