The sudden change in the weather to feel much more autumnal is the perfect time to release my new autumn collection of yarn. You may have seen my comments or newsletters about a slight change to how Bluebell Yarns works, and this is the beginning of that change. My autumn range is available on nearly every one of my regular bases in both full 100g skein size as well as 20g mini-skeins (mini-skeins coming on Monday 22nd). To be able… Read More »Autumn Yarn Release
A new pattern has been released today for members of the KNITSONIK Colour to Knit club. It’s the Cheers! Mitts pattern by Nolwenn Pensivy. I am honoured that Nolwenn chose to use one of my yarns, BFL 4ply in the colourway Wisteria, for one of the samples for her pattern. With her permission I’ve put together three kits that would be perfect to use in her pattern. Each kit contains a 50g skein of variegated yarn plus four 20g skeins… Read More »Cheers! Mitts Kits
The Sheep Whitefaced Woodland sheep originated in the Pennines on the borders of Derbyshire and Yorkshire. They are thought to be developed from the Blackfaced Linton mountain sheep with input from Cheviot and Merino. The breed nearly became extinct in the 1970s and while it has made somewhat of a comeback it is still listed by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust as one of the four Priority (most at risk) sheep breeds in Britain (on the 21-22 list). The sheep… Read More »Whitefaced Woodland Wool
If you receive my newsletter or follow me on social media you may have seen my survey on an idea I’ve had called Bluebell Basics. I am creating a new range of yarn, with the aim of making hand-dyed non-superwash British wool affordable and available to more people. If you answered the survey, thank you! Some interesting ideas and thoughts have been raised and I want to share them with you all. 89 people filled in the survey. Question 1… Read More »“Bluebell Basics” Yarn Survey Results
Corriedale Sheep Corriedale sheep were originally developed by crossing the Merino and Lincoln sheep breeds. They were developed between 1868 and 1910 in Australia and New Zealand to create a sheep that would thrive in low rainfall areas and supply good quality wool. Beginning in 1914, they were exported worldwide and comprise a significant proportion of the sheep found on the Falkland Islands as well as in South America. They are a dual use sheep and are kept for both… Read More »A Look at Corriedale
Later this month I’m going to be releasing my new no-nylon 100% Falkland Corriedale High Twist sock yarn. There are a few odd skeins available in the shop at the moment and I’ve used it in the Advent Calendars and Yarn Clubs but I’m yet to release for purchasing as individual skeins. I’ll be doing a full update with lots of fun new colourways. The new yarn takes dyes really wonderfully and I have some fantastic bright new colours which… Read More »10% off Corriedale/Mohair Sock Yarn!
ORDERS ARE NOW OPEN! I’m excited to announce a project I have been working on for some time now. The inspiration for the British Yarn Selection Box came from wanting to be able to work with yarn from lots of different breeds of sheep, but not necessarily wanting to purchase full skeins of each. The costs can add up when taking into account the cost of a single skein plus postage. I wanted an affordable way for crafters to… Read More »Announcing the British Yarn Selection Box
In celebration of making all my yarn and stitch markers available to order through my website I’m having a massive sale! Yarns are available from £6, and all yarns are on sale! UK postage is free with orders over £30, and worldwide is free with orders over £80. So take a look at the shop and see if there’s a bargain calling to you!
It’s competition time here at Bluebell Yarns. You can win the yarn and matching stitch markers from the picture above. It’s two skeins of no-nylon sock yarn (50% Falkland Corriedale, 50% British Mohair) in Peach Melba (yellows and oranges) and Stargazer Lily (pinks with a hint of orange). There are loads of ways you can win, and each way gets you one entry: Twitter Like this tweet Retweet this tweet Reply to this tweet Instagram Like this post Reply to this… Read More »Competition Time!
Show Announcement I’m happy to announce that this year Bluebell Yarns will be visiting our first yarn shows! The first will be Wonderwool Wales on 27th-28th April. The second will be The Wool Monty on 15th-16th June. You can read more about them on the show page. Yarn Update I’ve updated the Etsy Shop with lots of lovely new yarn. I’ve added new colours of most of the bases, and added new base! I’ll be gradually expanding the range… Read More »Yarn Update and Show Announcement!