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Countess Ablaze is a UK indie dyer of hand dyed yarns. We ship yarn worldwide with reduced shipping prices and are signed up to EU VAT IOSS. Customers in the US, Canada, Australia etc shop VAT-free!

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Tuesdays 12 to 5pm

Weds, Thurs, Fri 10 am to 5 pm

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VAT on all orders below €150 is collected & remitted by Countess Ablaze

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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.
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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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guest yarns at countess ablaze

Both in our online store and in our bricks and mortar shop in Manchester city centre, UK, we bring you a range of guest yarns to compliment our hand-dyed yarns at Countess Ablaze. This range is always changing and we're proud to offer Kremke Soul Wool, Coop Knits Socks Yeah!, John Arbon Textiles, Schoppel-Wolle, Opal Sock Yarn, BC Garn, Kelbourne Woolens, Onion, Fyberspates and more!
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Embroidery kits

Available on our website and in our Manchester city centre yarn and craft boutique, cross stitch and embroidery kits from Innocent Bones and Hawthorn Handmade, as well as North American imports with bold designs by Holly Oddly, PopLush Embroidery, Hook Line & Tinker and Gingiber.
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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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