Sunday Sale - Hand dyed yarn reduced and why

The sale is now live and there are bargains to be had!

`Hand-dyed British wool yarn on sale, reduced in price

Today we have launched our sale section - it was supposed to be yesterday but after a great day at Skylark and Wren events in Woolton, I was so exhausted (a bout of flu that refuses to shift) it was temporarily delayed. I want to pop a quick blog up to explain the reasons for reducing prices on these particular products.

Now I believe in charging a fair price for my products, my business ethos is to support British and local suppliers a long the production chain as much as possible. I also believe in paying myself a fair wage for what is a labour intensive process. 

However sometimes there are reasons and scope to reduce prices a little and run sales such as these. 

First is our Izzy Yarns - I love these yarns, big thick and chunky - 100% British Merino. The undyed yarn was processed and spun in Bradford. However very sadly the Woollen mill went into administration back in November. It was quite upsetting it is never nice to see someone's business and dreams go wrong, and it has left me unable to source this exact mix and blend of chunky wool. 

Blue Izzy 100% Merino yarn

We are now down to 4 skeins of each colour-way, and I've sourced a new chunky wool to take Izzy's place. So I've decided to reduce the prices and send them off to good homes. 

Secondly on a happier note there is great and exciting times ahead for the wider family of Ovis Yarns. My brother who is a conservation farmer and started me on my road to finding out the provenance (and the importance of it) of my yarns is opening a farm shop at Haigh Country park in Wigan! 

It is so exciting to watch him build his dreams and make them a reality, and into the mix we also get to benefit from amazing yummy food! But in addition to food and a butchery, my brother has kindly offered me a space to sell wool that compliments the range of food sold - in particular rare breed lamb. 

To fund sourcing and creating these wools, I've reduced the prices of some colour ways that were exclusive to The Creative Studio, some colour ways that are down to the last couple of skeins, and also some OOAK Poppy Twist colour ways that never made it to the store (possibly because I loved them too much!) 

Hand-dyed British wool yarns

So that is why these particular yarns have been reduced - reductions and sales wont be a common occurrence. However we have to share the amazingly soft and bright British wools and maybe this will help people experience them! 


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