so long, and thanks for all the yarn

lately, i’ve been making some Big Decisions. as i’m sure most folks already know, the past few years have been rough on small businesses – Brexit, COVID, postal strikes, increased costs for everything, & so on & so on. i’ve been feeling more & more that this small business just isn’t sustainable long term, but {…Continue Reading}


psssstt…. wanna buy a BOOK??

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a few years ago, i took a gamble, and self-published a book of knitting patterns – six knitted accessories by some fantastic designers, plus a stitching pattern and an amazing cake recipe. i was, and still am, really happy with the book and super proud of its creation!! unfortunately, this gamble didn’t quite pay off {…Continue Reading}

storm to weather

storm to weather

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well, it continues to be quite a strange time, doesn’t it?  it’s been a rough almost-two-years for a lot of us, and it seems like just when we think things might be starting to calm down, and we can maybe regain some equilibrium, the world starts to get rocky again.  running a micro-business during a {…Continue Reading}

shetland cobweb all colourways

a little housekeeping

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the past eighteen months or so have been an odd time for small businesses.  first COVID-19, then the effects of Brexit, not to mention increased costs in just about every area of running a business – it’s been… interesting.  it’s definitely been very tough in a lot of ways, but it’s also given a lot {…Continue Reading}


important info for EU customers

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dear EU customers, please read this post as it has some very important info re orders!!! ? starting on 1st july, the rules for sending to the EU from the UK are changing once again, and once again, none of the systems are in place yet to allow small businesses to deal with this in {…Continue Reading}


hey you!!!

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hey you! yes, you!! wanna buy some YARN???!? i’ve been doing a bit of a studio tidy, and have decided that some of this yarn has been sitting on the shelves for far too long, so i’m running a surprise spring-cleaning sale!! all older dyelot stock is currently 20% off – that’s essentially anything that {…Continue Reading}


mad as a hatter

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you’d probably all agree that this year has been tough. we’ve all been feeling it in one way or another – COVID lockdowns, work & money worries, the looming Brexit deadline, uncertainty, anxiety, illness, exhaustion. it’s been a hard time for most of us, and it doesn’t feel like it will get easier anytime soon. {…Continue Reading}

photo ID: three skeins of yarn in layered shades of red, orange, and yellow.

tomatoes & marigolds

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earlier this year, i was contacted by Sarah, who organises the Flower Power Fund to raise money for Marie Curie.  if you aren’t already familiar with Marie Curie, they’re a charity organisation that provides help and support to people with terminal illness.  although their initial focus was associated with cancer care, they now provide help {…Continue Reading}

an image of three skeins of yarn in layered colours of blue, green, yellow and rust

scream inside your heart

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2020 has been quite a year so far, hasn’t it.  i don’t know about the rest of you, but it’s been feeling a bit like a rollercoaster to me, and there seem to have been a awful lot of downs and not so many ups.  we’re all just muddling through as best we can, and {…Continue Reading}

a photo of skeins of yarn dyed in purples, greens, & blues.

wild mountain thyme

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as most of you will probably already know from instagram, we recently had to say goodbye to our lovely old dog Finn.  he’d been with us for fifteen years so it was pretty heartbreaking, and we’re still adjusting to the huge empty space he left behind.  but we have so many lovely memories of him, {…Continue Reading}