Indie dyer of bold and vibrant yarn in Manchester, UK. We ship worldwide.
First of all, I can tell you what they're NOT - they're not seconds. Not in the slightest. Nor do they use less dye.
Our Blind Dates have Tinder profiles which we ripped straight from online dating profiles. Some are truly awful, some a bit sweet, some are lewd and some are just full of cringe. I got the idea from something book shops were doing a few years ago of wrapping up books in kraft paper with a vague synopsis written on the front so they were mystery books. Plus I'm originally from the Republic of Merseyside so could put on my best Scouse accent for a video impersonating Liverpool legend Cilla Black who hosted the Saturday night TV show, Blind Date.
Blind Dates are 100 gram skeins of whatever we have available. A lot of the time these are experiments in the dye studio of new techniques and new formulas for mixing colours.
Sometimes we have colourways that haven't sold out with just a couple of stragglers left so these get overdyed in the big pan.
Double Dates are two skeins of 50g Lady Persephone Sock in two colourways designed to compliment each other.
So whilst the standard of our dyeing is exactly the same as you'd expect from all our other yarns, we charge less for these because
When your our Dates, we don't know what's in them, they are all ready wrapped up so it's a mystery to us too.
When we package them, we make sure that any colourways that look similar have the same Tinder profile so if we order more than one, you're less likely to get two similar ones as we can pick our two different profiles.
Examples of Tinder profile names: