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#Titsoutcollective

Helen Giddens

On the 1st July 2018 over 200+ indie dyers (including me), plus notions and bag makers, and pattern designers will all be releasing a very special colourway, inspired by Countess Ablaze’s “If I Want Exposure, I’ll Get My Tits Out” colourway, with at least £3 from every skein sold going to a charity of their choice. You may already heard about the #titsoutcollective initiated by Countess Ablaze (you can find her website here). But I thought I’d share the background here. A while back Countess Ablaze was approached and asked to donate time and stock to charity for ‘exposure’ only, something...

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Plans for 2018

Helen Giddens

I thought I’d pop a post up here letting you know how I plan to run the shop in 2018. Now that the shop in becoming more popular I need to find a way of running it that works around my family and other commitments. So this is my plan. Flower Fairies Yarn Club This will be running through out the year with no changes. I will still put up pre-order listings for the 3-month clubs (Spring, Summer and Autumn) as I have been and then I will also put up the individual monthly listings. The club will ship out...

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Self-Striping Sock Yarn

Helen Giddens

I’ve been attempting something new and exciting. I’ve dyed up some self-striping sock yarn. Now I have to admit it’s been a bit of a pain!! The dyeing process itself is not an issue but I’ve found the winding to and from the warping board (pre and post dyeing) very slow and time-consuming. But I seem to be getting more efficient. I have 4 new self-striping colourways hitting the shop tonight at 8 pm (late notice I know, sorry). Here they are Glacier, Baubles, Hot Chocolate and Robin Red Breast. It was definitely fun coming up with the colour combinations...

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Stranger Things Collection

Helen Giddens

The first colourway is – Eleven. This colourway was inspired by one of the main characters (called Eleven) and the outfit she wears for most of Season 1. The Picture below shows where I drew my inspiration. The second colourway in the collection is – Upside Down. This colourway was inspired by The Upside Down, the ‘shadow realm’ kind of world that the monster of the show comes from. Again you can see where my inspration came from below. The final colourway in the collection is – Demogorgan. This colourway was inspired by the monster from series one. It was...

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Christmas Sock Sets Gone Crazy

Helen Giddens

The amazing Amy of Stranded Dyeworks and the Stranded Podcast bought one on my Christmas Stocking Sock Sets recently and very kindly showed it on her podcast, since then the shop has gone a little crazy. I immediately sold out of the two sock sets I had in stock and put up 10 pre-order slots which also sold out. I’ve currently added another 10 pre-order slots. However this will be the last pre-order I can do at the moment for this colourway or I’m going to run out of yarn and time! Not that I am complaining at all, It’s amazing. So...

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