The Dyer Who Launched A Thousand Tits

At our Manchester city centre dye studio and boutique. 21 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JJ (where the Northern Quarter meets Ancoats, by Band on the Wall)

EU COUNTRIES // REBEL BATCH

EU COUNTRIES // REBEL BATCH

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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FAKE METAL BANDS // REBEL BATCH

FAKE METAL BANDS // REBEL BATCH

Rebel Batch non-repeatable colourway update - FAKE METAL BANDS
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BLIND DATE WITH GOTH-CILLA

BLIND DATE WITH GOTH-CILLA

Our BLIND DATE mystery bags of yarn are having a little moment and are currently reduced to £17 (inc VAT)⁠
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Celebrating 25 days of digital detox on Instagram

Celebrating 25 days of digital detox on Instagram

Alright love!

Today I celebrate 25 days of not being on my business Instagram account. We've queued up our posts on a scheduling app that automatically uploads for us and Blazin'Squad check in once a day or so and throw up something on the Stories.

 

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Today I explained to the Squad everything that I think is wrong about the story of Snow White and now they can't bear to be in the same room as me because they can't stop laughing!

Today I explained to the Squad everything that I think is wrong about the story of Snow White and now they can't bear to be in the same room as me because they can't stop laughing!

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REBEL BATCH // YARN ISLAND

REBEL BATCH // YARN ISLAND

WELCOME TO OUR YARN ISLAND REBEL BATCH. Pack your suitcase and get ready for a long hot summer with Yarn Island.

A bunch of gorgeous yarn dyers will be taking over the hottest studio in the world for four weeks of sun, sea and citric acid, in their quest for the ultimate summer yarn romance! But it's not just their fellow Islanders they'll have to impress.

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I'm not saying these are related, but they are bloody well related...

I'm not saying these are related, but they are bloody well related...

In a week where a seagull snatched a chihuahua dog from a garden, Network Rail introduced speed limits on the railways, Countess Ablaze closed early today, Boris Johnson became Prime Minister of the United (hah!) Kingdom and the UK is burning in a fiery pit of hell reminiscent of a Billy Shakes play, I'm not saying these things are related but they are bloody well related.
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WORKSHOP // LEARN TO  WEAVE // AUGUST 25TH 2019

WORKSHOP // LEARN TO WEAVE // AUGUST 25TH 2019

Kirsty from The Liverpool Weaving Company will demonstrate thread by thread how to set up a frame loom and how to accomplish different woven techniques. You will then be able to try these patterns out for yourself, weaving with a variety of different textural and colourful yarns to create a beautiful piece of handwoven cloth, to turn into a small wall hanging, a table piece for your home, or just keep as a fabulous bit of weaving!
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KNITFLIX AND CHILL

KNITFLIX AND CHILL

Join us for an evening of knitting, crochet and chilling out with a film in our Manchester city centre dye studio and yarn shop.

See our EVENTS page here.

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YARN BASE // AUNTIE PLASTIQUE

YARN BASE // AUNTIE PLASTIQUE

Corriedale and British Mohair sock yarn now available at Countess Ablaze. We ship worldwide.
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REBEL BATCH // BRITISH PROBLEMS

REBEL BATCH // BRITISH PROBLEMS

British Problems - colourways inspired by awkward stereotypical Brits.
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REBEL BATCHES + AUTISM

REBEL BATCHES + AUTISM

I firmly dislike dyeing repeatable colourways for two reasons:⠀
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REBEL BATCH // BONE APPLE TEA

REBEL BATCH // BONE APPLE TEA

Colourway names include:
🍏 Back and Force
🍎 Bed Written
🍏 Decapitated Coffee
🍎 Electrical Votes
🍏 For All Intensive Purposes
🍎 Hai and Peenyo
🍏 Having One Wife is Called Monotony
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In an emergency, break glass

In an emergency, break glass

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Our ethos at Countess Ablaze

Our ethos at Countess Ablaze

From 1st April 2019, 5% of our sales at www.countessablaze.com and in-store will be used as microloans on Kiva. Kiva is a worldwide project specialising in microfinancing small businesses and individuals who are locked out of accessing business aid from mainstream banks and organisations. 
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BREXSHIT! The Bluefaced Baron DK

BREXSHIT! The Bluefaced Baron DK

I want to send you something in the post. I mean, don't I always?
Actually, no. Scratch that.
I want to send you the BESTEST ever thing we've ever dyed at Countess Ablaze, in the post.
And just what is that?
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INTERVIEW // FRUITY KNITTING

INTERVIEW // FRUITY KNITTING

At Edinburgh Yarn Festival this year, I had the immense privilege of being interviewed by Andrea of Fruity Knitting. As you can see, I am clearly not dressed for the occasion with my omission of fair isle however what you can see is me gothed up a little in our booth that was styled as a nuclear bunker, complete with camo nets and gas masks. Because why not?
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PREORDER // BREXSHIT!

PREORDER // BREXSHIT!

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PATTERN // The Realm of the Dead

PATTERN // The Realm of the Dead

*The Realm of the Dead* - a dead simple one skein shawl with drop stitches, knitted sideways. The distressed look is perfect for the styling of our booth at Edinburgh Yarn Festival of Dystopia (cos it's Brexit the week after, innit).⠀

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NAKED KNITTING RETREAT

NAKED KNITTING RETREAT

Guess whose back⠀
Back again⠀

It is I, Countess and I am back from my annual leave where I spent my days in my second home of Amsterdam. I know that Blazin'Squad are nervous about coming back to work because there is something about me getting past the anniversary of my late husband's death and my brain switching on to some evil plans so they are fully anticipating *something.*⠀
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