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.
Microfinancing gives people an opportunity to begin businesses, or grow them and a number are textiles based. Textiles based loans will be our major interest but we'll also lend to others.
Photo copyright of Brass Eye, a fkn hilarious satire show from the UK in the late 90s. Episode 2 was a report on the made up drug Cake from Czechoslovakia, which was known to activate the part of the brain known as the Shatner's Bassoon. Cake is neon yellow.
Smooth, bouncy and creating crisp defined stitches on both stockinette and more complex techniques, Grand Merino DK is the perfect yarn for machine washable knits calling for double knitting weight. Sophisticated enough to knit something for yourself and soft enough for cuddling next to a newborn, this yarn is a luxury treat.