October 18, 2020

Our All Hallows’ Eve Collection is out now!

Hello from Stardust Fiber Studio!

Our newest collection, All Hallows’ Eve, has been released! This collection contains eight colorways, from beautiful autumn colors to fun Halloween themes. We also have a spooky stitch marker set to match the collection! The collection is dyed on our signature fingering base, Andromeda. Looking for a different weight? We can custom dye any colorway on your pick of weight!

Take a look at our website for this current collections, one-offs, and many handmade stitch markers. Be sure to like and subscribe to our Youtube channel to watch all our shenanigans in the studio, follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook and join our new Facebook group to stay up to date on all the new and exciting things we have in the works!

October 15, 2020

Latest news from ECY Shedquarters

  • Green, mint and cream yarn.

It has been a busy few weeks here at ECY Shedquarters. Renovations are coming along nicely and the end is in sight! I am so looking forward to getting back to whatever classes as normal these days!! Even though the house is in chaos I have been managing to keep preparing lovely updates of yarn for you all. Over the last few weeks we have had updates of: Rosedale 4ply – our gold sparkly sock yarn in full skeins, mini skeins and mini skein fade sets for Helda Panagary’s Transference Shawl in this months issue of Inside Crochet. Pendle Chunky – super soft Merino in a selection of colourways that work well together as well as being beautiful on their own. This selection also works really well with the older batches on the website which are on sale to clear! We also have a great selection of Keld Fingering (merino/linen singles yarn) available from that update so there are plenty of yarns to choose from for any project. You can see all the update yarns plus our suggestions for colour combinations in flickr.

Over the next few weeks we have lots more for you and more still planned for the coming months! Almost ready to be added to the website we have Carlisle Fingering – our original merino singles yarn. After that we have Pendle Aran ready for those wintery makes and Nateby 4ply – our original silver lurex sparkle yarn. Plus we will soon have news of our Seasonal Stash Boxes to share with you and we are really excited about this one!!

Somehow Socktober took us by surprise this year although I do tend to start thinking about making socks in September so maybe that is why. Anyway… I know lots of you will be thinking about socks and so we have put our Sock Yarn category onto the homepage. In that collection you will find all the yarns that we class as proper sock yarns. By this I mean the yarns that are hard-wearing enough to withstand a lot of use and that it wouldn’t hurt too much to put through the wash (although I do really recommend hand washing any handmade items to be on the safe side!). Tempo 4ply and Brimham High Twist are my current favourites for socks but there are lots of other bases in the collection so do go take a look!

At the weekend I managed to record a new episode of The Wholly Irregular ECY Shedcast and you can find it (in two parts) on the Eden Cottage Yarns YouTube channel. With not having done one for a while I had a LOT to talk about so please do check it out!

In the Shedcast you may hear me mention Whitfell Chunky being on sale. I was a bit muddled (my brain is totally full of fluff!! 🤣) and got it confused with Whitfell DK which is on sale to clear with only the Ebony colourway left, but it got me thinking and I decided that we could have a flash sale on Whitfell Chunky too! Whitfell Chunky is 100% baby alpaca and is super soft and snuggly. For the rest of the month of October if you add Whitfell Chunky to your cart you will automatically receive a 10% discount on those items, no code is required. You can find a link to Whitfell Chunky near the top of the home page as well as in the Yarn menu. As always you can only use one discount on any order and so you will not be able to use the 100THANKS code for any orders which include Whitfell Chunky. This offer ends at midnight on Saturday 31st October UK time.

Our Milburn stock levels are finally getting back to normal, most colours are now available on both 4ply and DK with only Milburn DK in Steel still critically low. We are expecting new stock for this colour and a few others to arrive in the next few weeks!

October 12, 2020

Warm the Line

A sewing machine illustration that reads #vote2020 and #warmtheline

This November, many of us are hoping for a record turnout at the voting polls. While many will vote by mail, I suspect there will still be those whose lives have been so upturned by this pandemic that they will be standing in long cold lines on November 3. The longest lines may be in those cold swing states where neighborhood polling places have been removed. We are crafters — knitters, crocheters, sewists — making items to send to voters who may be in need of warm accessories to make standing in line bearable. Please see project details on our Instagram account or the, #warmtheline hashtag.

Buy an item to commemorate the project with our hand-drawn logo by an emerging artist.

October 12, 2020

New Online Shop Open!

  • Bright yarn.

Hello Indie Untangled friends!

I’m excited to introduce you to a new indie yarn shop. My name is Shelby, and I’m the creator behind Hardware City Yarn Co. I’m based out of New Britain, Connecticut (AKA Hardware City!), and dye all my colorways by hand out of my New Britain bungalow. My goal with my shop is to pay homage to the rich industrial history of this city by working hard and not being afraid to put the effort in. My colorways reflect my love of both bright, vibrant colors as well as muted, pastel shades. There’s a color to suit every style!

Currently, all my available yarn is 75/25 Superwash wool and nylon fingering weight. However, keep an eye out for new bases (including a worsted weight offering) in the next month! Be sure to check out the many colorways currently in stock, and sign up for the newsletter to be notified as soon as new colors and bases enter the shop! I offer free shipping on all orders over $100, all the time!

October 12, 2020

Sheepie print project bag SHOP UPDATE!

  • A collections of bags with sheep.

Are you ready for an all sheepie print project bag shop update? My online shop will be updated this Sunday, October 18th at 8 p.m. EDT.

There are many sizes and shapes of bags available: small notion pouches, mini totes, zipper project bags with waxed canvas bottoms, small and large totes. I also managed to sew a few scrappy-quilt-y bags, all with the beloved sheepie print. These are perfect for all your fall and winter knitting projects from socks to bulky sweaters.

Most of the bags are one of a kind so make sure to grab yours.

Happy making!

October 11, 2020

Plaid Collection Release, Now With Sezzle Payment Plans!

  • Gold and teal yarn.

Hello yarn lovers,

I’m so excited to announce, we’ll, two things!

First… I have released my newest collection called Plaid. Colors like reds and browns, black and grays with shades of whites throughout. This is surely the start of the plaid season for fall and winter.

Yarn information:
Bluefaced Leicester
100% British SW BFL yarn
4-ply yarn
438 yds/100g skein

Second… I have teamed up with Sezzle! Which means that you can afford larger purchases on four easy payments plans! When you visit my page, each product will have a Sezzle breakdown. At checkout instead of adding your payment, select Sezzle and it’ll take you to their page, create you payment plan and thats it!

My customers have loved the convenience of this feature so far. 🙂

Mohair and fluffy alpaca DK yarn has also hit my store.

I offer same-day, super-fast shipping (domestic). I personally get antsy when I have to wait weeks to get a product so I can start my craft, but your package gets fulfilled SAME DAY from my store. World class customer service and my amazing customers are my top priority.

October 10, 2020

Fun and unique handmade resin stitch markers

  • Aqua and green flower stitch markers.

If you like fun and colourful stitch markers, these are for you! Each charm is made from a lightweight resin that doesn’t snag on your projects or weigh them down. The resin is hand mixed so each colour is unique and can be customized if you so wish! You can choose from lobster claw attachments or rings, and single markers or sets are both available.

There are even some Halloween colours left as well to make your project super spooky, so be sure to take a peek before they’re gone!

October 8, 2020

Stitch Marker Advent Surprise Package!

Preorders are open at WeeOnes for an Advent surprise package filled with adorable hand-sculpted miniature stitch markers! You get 12 individually-wrapped stitch markers, beautifully packaged and sure to charm you. These will ship mid-November. You can choose lobster claw clasps or soldered rings upon checkout.

Also new at WeeOnes is the October surprise set featuring creatures of the night. You’ll have to get a set to find out what they are!! As usual you get six stitch markers for the price of four and they come with free shipping.

October 8, 2020

New classes at VKL

I am very happy to be teaching at VKL October edition with two new classes:

• Knitting in Two Directions: The Modular Elongated Triangle Shawl (Saturday Oct 10) – The Modular Elongated Triangle (or Triangular) Shawl that will be taught in this class is knitted in two different directions! The idea is to use the Talyse pattern to demonstrate the details and techniques of this construction, which creates a very elongated triangle (Wingspan 68” / 173 cm x Center Depth 15” / 38 cm after blocking) shawl with just one skein of fingering or sock yarn! The participants will received a code for downloaing Talyse pattern for the class!

• Create with What You Have: Upcycling Your Stash! (Sunday Oct 11) – I am very excited about this creative class! Everything in your stash is very welcome on this class! It is possible that we have leftovers from previous projects, some skeins found on a thrift store, or maybe a gift from a friend! We would love it if you bring to the class different yarn weights with all kinds of fiber contents, because in this creative class we will renew the way we look at those yarns, mixing colors, fibers, textures creating macro motifs and opening a whole new world of possibilities for our stash. Concepts covered in class:

– Focus on giving info and tools to encourage the knitters to upcycle what they already have in stash; a playful way to be confident to explore creativity
– Using a few macro motifs as a template, the participants will be invited to approach colors, textures and fibers in a more freely way.
– The more crazy or tacky the yarn, the better!

October 6, 2020

Stitch Markers to make you SMILE

Amy’s Trinket Shop is getting excited for the upcoming holiday season. New to the shop are Halloween trinkets, Winter holiday trinkets, and newly created min trins which are a smaller version of the original sized trinket. Please visit my Etsy shop to see the full selection available for purchase. I will be updating regularly with new products so “favorite” my shop to stay in the loop. Stay safe and happy crafting, A