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Weekly notes 14: Hello 2017

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Weekly notes 14: Hello 2017

Well we are hurtling straight into 2017 – the first week has been and gone in the blink of an eye. So what do we have planned for the rest of January, and what have we been up too? Last week: Our Mini skein subscription boxes have launched and the first boxes went out late last week – We still have 5 Geek boxes available in DK and 4ply due to people dropping out, if you are interested send us an e-mail – here - and we can get one posted out to you – they contain 5 x 10g...

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How to "read" hand dyed yarn online

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How to "read" hand dyed yarn online

I was just asked on facebook how to tell if a skein on-line will knit up, without being able to see it in the flesh. So I thought I'd pop up a few quick tips, and it has also given me a great idea for additional images to add to the site, to help you choose the perfect yarn for your projects!There are three main types of yarn I dye:  1) Semi solids - are yarns that have the same over all main colour, but has tonal variation. These are great yarns if you don't something variegated and "patterned" and...

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Our first yarn club: Yarn minis box!

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Our first yarn club: Yarn minis box!

Today we are launching our limited edition mini skein boxes - these little packages of colour and fun will drop on your doorstep every second week of the month from January 2017. In 2016, we ran 3 successful and well received Limited edition mini skein sets - from 2017, these sets will only be available as part of a 3 month subscription service. This change allows us to bring you better colour ways and extras - not just stitch markers!  Each box will contain 5 X 10g mini skeins hand dyed to that months theme, and an added extra (that will...

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Weekly notes 13: Christmas is nearly here!

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Weekly notes 13: Christmas is nearly here!

The past few weeks: * Preparation for Christmas is in full swing! We have a busy schedule in the run up to the end of December - we can be found here: * In addition to these events we will also have a huge Christmas update going live on the site on Monday 28th November.  * As you can imagine - with all of this ahead of us there has been a lot of dyeing and creating going on behind the scenes - including two limited edition yarn sets! I will be blogging about them some more on Friday -...

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Oxygen series launch

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Oxygen series launch

So if you live in the UK (as we do) then you will know that since early June everything has been a bit topsy turvy - politically speaking - and it has also been a bit of a roller coaster behinds the scenes at Ovis Yarns. One of the songs which always finds me at times like this is Oxygen by Willy Mason - here -  So I decided to create a small series of 5 yarns based on key phrases and lyrics... I want to speak louder than RitalinFor all the children who think that they've got a disease...

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