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Countess Ablaze is a UK indie dyer of hand-dyed yarns with a yarn shop in Manchester's Northern Quarter.


Countess Ablaze is a UK indie dyer of hand dyed yarns. We're obsessed with yarn. We push boundaries with colour and wool, inspiring you to create a knitting & crochet project you'll never want to take off.

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We're a mission-based business

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Countess Ablaze Supports

our commitment to the planet

1% of all sales donated to environmental non-profits

We are proud to be part of the 1% for the Planet global movement and have committed to giving 1% of all sales directly to environmental not-or-profit groups whose focus is the protection, preservation and restoration of our planet. Every time you purchase from us, 1% of the total value of your order goes directly to help an environmental cause. 1% of sales is a more transparent way to give, it can often be greater than 10% of company profits, and we want all our customers to know that all your purchases from us will directly help our planet, and as a Living Wage Employer, pay all our employees at Countess Ablaze a salary that is comfortable to live on. Each month, we choose the non-profit organisation collectively in our online community UNDERGROUND.
1% for the planet

We plant trees

As part of our carbon offsetting impact, we plant trees in sustainable projects around the world - from British woodland management and creation, to reversing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. In addition to protecting the climate, every project also supports local communities with sustainable development - such as providing safe drinking water, improving health and creating local jobs, as well as having a positive impact on wildlife, ecology and biodiversity.
Carbon Neutral Britain

who we are

We are the wild ones, passionate about creating rebellious yarns on our own terms. We don't compromise on principles or style, we don't adhere to social media algorithms (you won't find us on there anymore), we don't give a f*ck about who or what is popular in knitting and crochet and we turn down awards. Our people are like you, rebellious, cheeky, on-the-nose, passionate about colour and desiring the freedom to just be yourself. Hugely influenced by metal and punk music, fashion heroes Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, tech and sneaker culture. The Countess is accompanied by Blazin'Squad, and we're powered by loud music, doughnuts and self-expression. Established in 2011. KNIT WHO YOU WANT TO BE
About Us

Join us underground

It's been a year since we turned our back on social media at Countess Ablaze, with no regrets at all. We used to be very prolific on Instagram in particular, with 120k followers, and lots of content. But the world has changed and we've changed with it. We don't like the algorithms, the sense of dread upon waking to see who is being nasty that day, the expectations of performance... We have moved across to Mighty Networks and built our own community away from the strife online. We knit, crochet, dye, weave, spin, embroider - we create - with like-minded people who just want to create too. Nobody can cope with the toils of the outside world, especially over the past two years, without a way to recoup and recharge. This is what we offer in UNDERGROUND and you'd be most welcome to join us, posting as frequently or infrequently as you like.
Be part of the resistance, Underground

Bold, Saturated colourways

Since 2011, we've been known for our bold, saturated colourways. We're also known for our off-the-wall yarn names whether it is 'Shatner's Bassoon', 'Twee Bollocks' or 'Joy as an Act of Resistance'. You may also know us as the organisers of 2018's Tits Out Collective, in which we facilitated the fundraising of £56,000 in a matter of weeks with almost 300 other indie dyers, knitting and crochet designers.
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Yarn Cartel

Join our hand-dyed yarn subscription box. Sent bi-monthly so you don't drown in yarn, it comes with a newspaper or magazine written by Countess Ablaze and Blazin'Squad, carefully chosen gifts often collaborating with small businesses, and something tasty to snack on whilst you decide what to make with your yarn. There's also a private Yarn Cartel community group within Underground, our own social media network.
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