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Yarns and fibres added to the shop on Thursday 17th April 2014.

Based in the UK, Countess Ablaze is a one-woman small business focusing on intense colour and fun colour combinations

Every single yarn is dyed a minimum of twice to achieve high saturation and glossy results, using professional acid dyes. A variety of dyeing techniques are used such as kettle dyeing, low water immersion dyeing and hand painting. Sometimes a colourway uses a mixture of all three. All yarns and fibres are heat set to exhaustion in a small industrial steamer and left overnight to sit in their own juices and cool naturally before rinsing with water the next day. After lots of experimentation, I found that this slow process gave the results that I was looking for in my hand dyed yarns and fibres. Colours are saturated, bold and intense. You won't find wishy washy colours here. Yarns and fibres are dyed in small batches, usually between 5 and 15 skeins or braids. I dye laceweight, sock yarn, fingering weight / 4ply, sportsweight, DK, worsted and aran yarn in a range of luxury fibres such as merino, silk and cashmere and British breed wool.


Giveaway with Stitched Together

April 24, 2014

I've teamed up with Chrissy of Stitched Together (blog and podcasts) to donate a giveaway prize of two skeins of Tia Merino (single ply superwash merino fingering weight) yarn in This Ain't A Scene and a tote bag. For a chance to win, go her Episode 13 of her podcast and join her Ravelry group after you've read/heard the instructions of what to do.If you haven't stumbled across Chrissy before, she's a multi-crafted knitter/crocheter/spinner and designer. My favourite pattern of hers is Lily's Slice of Pi shawl, which I'd love to knit one day. Isn't it stunning? (Photograph belongs to Chrissy of Stitched Together and I have shamelessly ganked it to show you) Continue Reading →

Indie Untangled

April 22, 2014

Have you heard of Indie Untangled yet? It's a brand new website dedicated to when yarn and fibre dyers update their shops. There's even accessories.Look, I'm on the front page!   The website is the brainchild of Lisa who is passionate about yarn and realised that dyers didn't have a centralised place to say "Cooo-eeeeee! I've updated my shop!" I remember when I branched out of Etsy last year with a fear of the unknown, was I making a bad decision? In fact my business catapulted once I was on my own website but it was a lot of hard work. If Indie Untangled was about when I made the leap, I'm sure I would have felt a little easier... Continue Reading →

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