Monday 25th May is a public holiday for us, so at ECY Shedquarters and we are taking the opportunity to have a few days of downtime. This means we will be closed Friday 22nd through to Tuesday 26th May. You will still be able to place orders during this period, but they will not be processed until after we get back to work on Wednesday 27th May. Emails will also be off during that time and we will start checking them and replying from Wednesday.
Boring admin out of the way! Now I can tell you about our next update which is coming on Monday 25th May at 1pm UK time. We have had a few requests recently for laceweight yarns (2ply) and considering we have very little of it left on the website, we decided it was time for an update of Titus Lace (Merino/silk) and Askham Lace (baby alpaca/silk). We have a great selection of colourways for you and are sure you will find the perfect skein for your next laceweight project so set your alarms to be sure to get your hands on it!
In case you missed our last few updates, you have definitely not missed out. There is still plenty to choose from on the following bases: Brimham High Twist (full and mini skeins), a great all rounder with fantastic stitch definition; Coniston Fingering, our luxurious blend of extra fine Merino and Superkid mohair giving a sumptuous fuzzy halo; and Rosedale 4ply (full and mini skeins), our fab new gold sparkle yarn! Check out the Latest Update category on our homepage to find all these yarns and more!
While we are closed you might be interested to take a look at The Wholly Irregular ECY Shedcast on YouTube. I (Victoria) have filmed a few episodes now talking through various things like the colourways in our updates, suggestions for combining colours and whatever else comes to mind at the time! If you search for Eden Cottage Yarns you will find the channel. I hope you like it!
We also still have a pre-order open for our yarn raising money for Stonewall, a UK charity supporting the LBGT community. This exclusive colourway, Trans Rights are Human Rights, was created as part of the Operation: Social Justice initiative started by Angie of GamerCrafting, and we have already donated £200 from sales of our first batch of it. 20% of the purchase price of this yarn will be donated to Stonewall to help them campaign and educate around the subject of equal rights for the LGBT community as well as to support and empower members of the community. Our next donation will be sent at the end of the month so get your orders in before then.
We are still shipping to most countries worldwide but please do be aware that it may take quite a bit longer die to the global coronavirus situation. For more information check out our Shipping Info page.