We have some great exhibitors lined up for you to see at The Wool Monty.
We’ll add more people here as they get confirmed, but in the meantime let’s get you introduced!
Some you’ll have seen at other shows, and others will be brand new people for you to get to know and love.
A Little Bit Sheepish
British wool is our passion, so it is the only wool we stock. You will find hand dyed yarns in a range of weights, and fibre for spinning or felting. Lots of semi-solid yarns to show off those stunning patterns.
We also have a fibre buffet bar- a delicious treat for spinners and felters, choose the colours you like and buy by the weight.
All Wool That Ends Wool
The place to find a great selection of bright, bold and colourful hand dyed yarns, in a variety of styles including hand painted, self stripe and gradient on a range of bases.
Also available are my hand made resin buttons in a variety of sizes and often glittery colours.
New for 2019 I have a selection of project bags and knitting/crochet notions including stitch markers.
Baa Baa Brighouse
Baa Baa Brighouse was established in 2014 by Elaine Jinks-Turner as a specialist online British yarn retailer. Since then, as well as stocking commercial brands such as Rowan, West Yorkshire Spinners and Erika Knight, Baa Baa Brighouse has launched its own range of hand dyed yarns.
Products also include patterns, knitting needles, crochet hooks and accessories. A number of subscription yarn clubs are run by Baa Baa Brighouse with our speciality yarn boxes regularly being sent all over the world.
Baa Baa Brighouse plans to open a bricks and mortar shop in 2019 following a successful Kickstarter campaign and building work is already underway.
Pure wool bedding manufactured in the UK using 100% British Wool from farms we know personally. Dust mite resistant, breathable, temperature regulating and hypoallergenic, wool is the best fibre to sleep under. Duvets, pillows, protectors and throws.
Ethically sourced yarn hand-dyed in Sheffield.
“It took me two Universities’ degrees to realise what I really really want to do the most. Hand dyeing my own yarn and creating easy to follow knitting kits for total beginners so nobody will get put off of a complicated pattern again.” – Petra, Black Elephant
Bluebell Yarns specialises in hand dyeing British, non-superwash wool. Bluebell Yarns dyes well known yarn such as BFL/Masham and Falkland Merino, as well as harder to find single breed yarns such as Dorset Horn, Southdown and Whiteface Woodland.
We also have a no-nylon sock yarn that is a blend of Corriedale and Mohair. Bluebell Yarns is aware of the environmental impact of dyeing yarns and minimises this impact wherever possible.
Brambles & Me
Brambles & Me is a natural dye business located within the heart of the North East of England, founded by Mia Malone.
All my yarns are dyed naturally without synthetics which produce results as unique as Mother Nature.
Built By Boo
The idea for these animals came when 17 year old Boo attempted (as yet unsuccessfully!) to crochet a giraffe from a kit.
Quickly frustrated with a difficult pattern she gave up on that and decided to make her own animals, and provide kits that could be used by even a novice crocheter.
The range now incudes several animal patterns and kits, as well as stitch guides and accessories.
Claire Nettleship Yarns
My name is Claire and I’m obsessed with yarn. There I said it. If I’m not dyeing yarn I’m knitting. I just love seeing how a new colour way knits up.
My yarn journey started with crochet in 2015. Knitting entered my life in 2017 after I set myself a challenge to knit a pair of socks for the winwick mum charity sock line. I succeeded in my mission and this is where the obsession with hand dyed yarn began. As I knitted socks the desire to dye yarn in every colour to knit them with just grew and grew. I am a self-taught dyer, ever evolving my colour ways and dye techniques. As a newbie still finding my style but I’m confident that I have something to tempt everyone. I really hope you love my yarn as much as I love dyeing it for you.
Clay and Woodworks
Margaret Glackin and Catherine Faley are Yorkshire based designer-makers specialising in handmade products for the discerning knitting enthusiast.
They offer unique ceramic Yarn Bowls which display a hand-cut “Y” to denote Yorkshire and to promote British yarn, along with ceramic buttons. All glazes are individually designed to represent the Yorkshire landscape and Co Antrim coastline.
They also work with reclaimed timber and sustainable sourced hardwoods to produce craft/knitting boxes and other accessories.
One of the main drivers for the business is to challenge cheap imports and raise the profile of well-designed handmade products.
Hand dyed luxury knitting yarns in 4ply and lace weights using exotic fibres such as Alpaca, Yak, Silk, Cashmere and Camel, as well as Bluefaced Leicester and Merino
Our own blend of Alpaca Silk Cashmere tops for hand spinning in 5 natural colours and well as hand dyed.
Cotton Pod is a small, independent, online yarn store based in Ramsbottom, an unspoilt mill town, at the foothills of the West Pennine Moors. Ramsbottom’s roots lie in the weaving and spinning of wool and cotton – working with these wonderful materials makes me feel connected to my little town’s heritage…and I think it’s always nice to ‘belong’ and be a part of where you live.
Dina’s Home of Crafts
Dina’s Home of Crafts is an independent crafts company, which specialises in luxury hand dyed yarns and fibre inspired by my roots in Eastern Europe. We also offer wide variety of knitting/ crochet accessories, including needles and hooks, stitch markers and project bags and many, many more!
Down Sheepy Lane
My name is Debbie and I’m the dyer and maker of all things at Down Sheepy Lane. I work from my dye studio to produce luxury yarns on various bases using a range of dyeing techniques. My yarn has become an eclectic mix of colours with inspiration coming from my childhood family memories and is also heavily influenced by books,T.V and pop culture.
Ducky Darlings yarns are all produced by myself at home in the Derbyshire dales.This is where i take some of my inspiration from.
I use top quality yarns on various luxury bases and create great colour combinations that are uniquely my style.I hold a range of sizes from micro 10g minis to full skein shawl packs.
Eta Ingham Lawrie – Eta’s Woolly Wonders
Weaver and crafter Eta Ingham Lawrie creates inspirational freestyle woven wall-hangings and individually designed knitwear, using her own hand dyed wools and yarns from her studio in Duns in the Scottish Borders. Visit Eta’s Wooly Wonders for a taste of her exceptional creations, as well as unique crochet silk jewellery and accessories, handmade weaving kits, hand dyed natural wool packs, creative craft kits and wonderfully woolly gifts!
Ewe & Ply
Ewe & Ply is based on a balance of old fashioned customer service improved by modern facilities.
We do all the research on our products so that our customers can buy with a clear conscience, knowing that we have already asked questions about sustainability, animal husbandry, care of the workforce and crop care.
We stock natural fibres, with an emphasis on British Wool: the only man-made fibre we have is the nylon component in some of our sock yarns.
In addition to yarns from well-known spinners we have our own Shropshire Ply in DK and Aran weights. Traditionally woollen spun to be soft and bouncy, it has loft and a soft halo that does not detract from stitch definition. We sourced, examined and selected every local English and Welsh fleece that went into this blend, and then dyed it ourselves to get exactly the colours we wanted in a range of acid and natural colours that keeps on growing.
Felt Creative is the crafty studio of Carol Martin. We make creative needle felting kits for all; from beginners to seasoned makers. Our kits are packed to the brim with fluffy felting goodness and quality products – everything needed to make not just one but either two or three delightful characters.
Hawkshaw Sheep Yarn
Hawkshaw Sheep produce bespoke limited edition yarns and tweed cloth all created from the fleeces of my own sheep. Each years clip, produces yarns in a range of natural colours, some of which are hand dyed. Any products which come under the Hawkshaw Sheep brand have full provenance.
In 2018 I launched a new brand called Tweed Valley Yarn, which uses fleeces from friends and acquaintances flocks, enabling me to extend the range of different breeds and blends of yarn, that I can offer.
New for 2019 I have a range of knitting kits, including hats, cowls, mitts, wraps and cushions, all designed for my yarns.
Hellen Edwards – Textile Artist
With a passion for felting and stitching she experiments with different fibres, colours and textures in which she exposes unique images of mostly landscape surroundings with painterly 3D quality. Making good some of her industrial surroundings on Teesside, by turning such scenes as the steel works, bridges and East coast piers and beaches, and not forgetting traditional floral into desired fibre paintings.
Hi, I’m Holly and I use a technique called needle felting to make adorable characters, animals and decorations. It’s mainly magic, but partly barbed needles stabbed into wool to make shapes.
I started during Christmas time in 2015, money was short and I needed presents for family and friends. They went down so well, that I decided to start selling them and here we are now.
Homespunwonders owners Heather and Katie present their own beautiful Yorkshire Dale Yarns all hand dyed with colourways based on the flora and fauna of the Yorkshire Countryside. Complimented with knitting and crochet accessories including yarn buddies, handmade stitch markers, project bags and pattern books. There will also be a selection of knitted and crocheted shawls and blankets plus other woolly themed items.
Hot Butter Yarns
HotButterYarns produces original designs, from garments to accessories. These are sold as a one off pattern or in a kit ranging from £25-£86. The designs are simple and stylish and on trend in their construction i.e top down, yoke, in the round, 2 colour work. The wool used in the kits is hand dyed BFL and Masham mix, produced locally and is very beautiful. HotButterYarns also have a range of teaching programmes: socks, colour work, cables and crochet. The HotButterYarns stand is imaginative and creative, exhibiting colours and designs that encourage and inspire, new and also seasoned knitters.
As a little girl I really enjoyed making felt shoes for all my dolls. After many years as a shoe designer helping other brands and develop successful shoe businesses I set up Joe’s Toes in 2013. I have come back to where I started, and I’m enjoying once again hand crafting in felt, yarn and all the materials I love.
Home of beautiful hand dyed yarns, hand made project bags and AMAZING Big Girl Pants.
I run several clubs, including Yarn Wars, Pants & Socks and Greckles, and often have bespoke fabrics made to turn into project bags and custom orders.
I started Lana Bou in 2016 as I wanted to create something for crafty people like myself! Lana Bou’s range is fun, bright, modern and perfect for everyone!
My aim always has been to spread a little cheer when my items arrive – i’m a big fan of bright bold colours and putting a little extra effort into packing each of your orders.
The response from everyone has been phenomenal. I have met so many people that I am chuffed to call friends! I hope that I can keep turning my midnight brainwaves into happy creations for a long time to come!
Little Gem Felts
Silvia and Paul are a husband and wife team who make everything they sell.
Silvia makes beautiful needle felted art work, which she uses on the bags, book covers and kits she designs and makes.
Silvia starts the process by designing all the artwork. She uses needle felting techniques to make the pictures, using nature as her inspiration. Paul knits yarn and turns it into felt which is used to make the bags that Silvia makes.
Silvia also designs kits. Paul writes the instructions and take the photographs. In addition, she dyes fibres by hand painting silk, wool tops, textured fibres and yarn. These fibres are used in the art work but also in the yarn she spins and the drum carded batts she makes.
Made By Penguins
All MadebyPenguins yarns are hand-dyed in my Hampshire Home studio, each hank is hand-dyed using a variety of techniques, using both Professional Dye and Natural Materials – they are always created with your creations in mind and always handled with a lot of love and attention to detail. We offer a wide range of yarns from 4ply to MegaChunky and specialise in 100% Baby Alpaca, wonderful project bags, seasonal boxes and notions. We love animals so all of our yarns come from a specialist provider who care about animals as much as we do.
I pride myself on offering a friendly and personal service, our motto is happy customers makes happy Penguins – we want people to be happy and do our best to make sure they are.
Mad Scientist Yarns
Hand Dyed Yarn, Bags and accessories inspired by science in all its forms and created by MAD Scientists.
We are a husband and wife team who set up the company to do something different from our day jobs whilst also raising as much money as we can for charity.
Every single item sold donates at least £1 with a single skein donating a minimum of £3 and our donations will be permanent.
The charities we donate to change throughout the year – currently it is The Rainbow Trust, with special skeins for The Badger Trust Vaccination Project.
Peak District Yarns
Vibrant hand-dyed yarns inspired by the landscape of the Peak District. All of the Peak District Yarns range is dyed in Carrie’s Studio in Tideswell, which is also open to the public on Saturdays (and is only a 30-ish minute drive from Sheffield).
Come and explore her range of yarns and hear all about the Yarn Dyeing and other crafty workshops held at the Peak District Yarns Studio.
I am Molly Basil, illustrator and designer AKA Rockamolly. I sell everything any yarny could ever want to advertise their obsession – badges, postcards, stickers, tote bags etc plus original watercolour paintings for your home.
Romney Marsh Wools
Paul and Kristina Boulden’s family have lived and farmed on the Romney Marsh in Kent since 1882 and as 6th generation farmers they are extremely passionate about wool and all its benefits. With their flock of circa 1,000 ewes, their mission is to try and raise the profile and awareness of wool as it is one of the few materials that is natural, renewable and sustainable and has the versatility not only to produce wonderful materials, but also has the amazing attribute of the lanolin in the wool which
is so ideally suited to our own skin. They are determined to play their part in building a more prosperous and sustainable future planet for generations to come.
A stunning collection of 100% British Wool products has been created using Romney and Merino fleeces from a sixth-generation flock on the Romney Marsh in Kent. Fleeces are hand-picked, processed and weaved using traditional methods in West Yorkshire to create a unique, high quality product range which includes throws, cushions, caps, scarves and knitting yarn. We also have a
range of indulgent toiletries made in Bradford using Lanolin from the fleeces.
Sable stands for “Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy”. We offer gorgeous brightly coloured hand dyed yarns, funky patterns and beautiful handmade wooden accessories for knitters and crocheters.
Sardines For Tea
We are Mum and daughter team, Sue Jobson and Clare Gunson. Together we design contemporary handheld animals with big personalities, a keepsake that we hope will be loved and treasured forever.
With an infectious passion for our work we really enjoy talking about our animals directly with our customers, and offer a very friendly, informative and supportive customer experience both during and after any sale. We take a pride in presenting a show stand that is enticing, interesting and professional.
We are really looking forward to bringing our knitted friends to meet you all at The Wool Monty – see you there!
Sew Can Sue
SewCanSue specialises in making bags and accessories. Each item is handmade by
myself with care and attention to detail, in my home sewing studio in sunny South
The majority of my creations use beautiful Harris Tweed, which I source directly from
weavers on the Outer Hebrides. I particularly favour the bright and unusual tweeds that
the independent weavers specialise in producing, and as I rarely make the exact same
bag twice my bags are perfect if you donʼt want to follow the crowd.
I complement the tweed by using good quality hardware and leather accents for a
Snuggly Stars Yarns
Snuggly Stars Yarns provide a fabulous range of lovingly hand dyed yarns on various bases to suit all sorts of projects, from 20g minis and sock sets, to full 100g skeins and self striping yarns. As well as these beautiful yarns we also offer thoughtfully chosen crafty items such as enamel pins, patches, patterns, badges, buttons and project bags. We are also an official stockist of HiyaHiya knitting needles, crochet hooks and notions. All items are carefully made / chosen by Gemma in Staffordshire, England UK.
Really useful stationery with a quirky (and woolly!) twist! Home of 2018’s favourite Crochet Book in the Knitting and Crochet Awards, My Crochet Project Bible, plus stickers, planners, notebooks, gift tags and more, all with a yarny theme for crochet and knitting fans that have a stationery addiction!
Garments for Yarn Lovers.
A new clothing line, for Knitters, Crocheters and yarn enthusiasts. Designed by sister duo, Vicki and Charley Brown
Tine and Floyd
Tine and Floyd offers a wide variety of hand spun and hand dyed yarns as well as various animal and plant fibres and blends. Most of their wool is sourced from farms where Tine trains her Border Collie, Floyd. They are dealers for SpinOlution wheels.
The Corner of Craft
The Corner of Craft is a Nottingham-based business, selling intricately hand-beaded stitch markers and progress keepers from tiny glass beads. She also hand dyes yarn under the name “Chromatic Yarns”. These colourways are inspired by the tabletop role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons.
The Knitting Swede
The Knitting Swede is a UK based business focusing on high quality yarns sourced from the British Isles and Ireland (either indigenous breeds or locally grown). The “Swede” in question is me, Tanja. I’m originally from Stockholm, Sweden, and I met my [British] husband in 1995 while he was working there.
When sourcing my yarns, I not only look at the quality but I am also careful to choose ethical British suppliers. All my yarns are hand-painted or hand-dyed by myself in my home; I mainly dye tonal and semi-solid yarns (and have apparently become quite know for it). I also dye half-skein sets; packs of 5 or 6 50g skeins that can be used with many multi coloured patterns. I also enjoy dyeing self-striping sock yarn and gradient/ombre yarns
During the dyeing process, I try my best to minimize my impact on the environment and make sure as much dye as possible bonds with the fibers (and does not end up down the drain) as well as neutralizing any leftover water
I design knitting and crochet patterns to compliment my yarns and when time allows, I also make funky yet functional project bags.
The Project Bag
Some may recognise me from my podcast: The Project Bag, on YouTube. I’m the tutor, dyer, maker, and designer behind The Project Bag. The Project Bag’s premise is to provide beautiful hand-made tools and hand-dyed yarns for crafters, particularly those in the fibre arts, to enable them to pursue their passion. Essentially, the project bags, and all the goodies that go inside to make a great project!
I hand-make my project bags, and crochet hook cases, using hand-sewing to finish them neatly. In addition, I make stitch markers and I have a range of knitting patterns available, including the “My Daughter Socks”: a pattern designed to raise money for Bliss – the charity for the newborn. Finally, I hand-dye yarns: speckles, semi-solids and variegated are all popular on four bases: merino/nylon 4ply; merino/cashmere/nylon aran; 100% merino DK; and merino/silk lace-weight.
I’m so excited to be having my debut show at Wool Monty and can’t wait to meet you all! There will be hugs.
Hi! I’m Hayley Stafford, aka The Yarnsmith. I’m 24 and I live in Nottinghamshire, UK with my partner and our 6 chickens. My business was born in September 2017 when I decided to start selling my crochet work. My craft supplies range is about to expand to include yarn, yarn colour packs and also crochet kits – which will be in full swing by the time I meet you all in June!
But the most exciting thing I have to share with you is my Crochet Clubs – my monthly subscription boxes. Almost entirely supplied by handmade/small businesses, they are a monthly box of goodies for my fellow crochet addicts out there. They include items such as handmade crochet hooks & stitch markers, hand dyed mini-skeins, crochet patterns/kits and other treats such as crochet-themed stationery and accessories. I’ll be sure to have some trial boxes made up for you to try at the show!
Thread of Life
I provide a wide range of crochet hooks, Tunisian hooks, broomsticks, hairpin tools, associated haberdashery items, pattern booklets, cottons, DVDs and more.
I am an independent supplier of crochet equipment and am happy to answer visitors’ questions on crochet as well as demonstrate a wide variety of crochet techniques.
Town End Yarns
Here at Town End Yarns we produce soft, luxurious knitting yarns from pure, natural British alpaca. We also blend alpaca with other natural fibres such as organic Falklands merino, Mulberry silk and Blue Faced Leicester wool.
Our unique blends are all spun and dyed for us in UK in a wide range of beautiful colours. We buy alpaca, Blue Faced Leicester and Shetland fleeces directly from farmers and carefully sort and blend them here on the farm in the Lake District.
Our yarns are supported by designer knitting patterns and displays of sample garments. If you want to chat about patterns or projects you have on the go, we are always happy to help, so come and say hello at the show.
Trava and Wool
One person and two dogs business in south Devon.
Yarn and fibres hand dyed with natural material, using plants and flowers growing nearby, collected on the walk (dog walks) or from the garden. Also we have some nice tiny teddy toys and kits.
Producing beautiful, bold and brilliant yarns, Truly Hooked aims to bring a splash of colour to your stash. Every skein is dyed by hand, bringing you unique luxury yarns that are a pleasure to work with.
As well as producing beautiful hand dyed yarns we also create and publish award winning books. We now have two sock knitting books (The Sock Drawer and Second Drawer Down), and one crochet pattern book (On The Hook).
Vicki Brown Designs
Hand-dyed yarn, patterns designs and subscriptions boxes, all geared towards crochet.
For the most part you can find my work in the pages of magazines, I have been published in Inside Crochet, Simply Crochet and Crochet Today along with many others
Whim Wham Buttons
Whim Wham Buttons are a small family business who produce handcrafted ceramic buttons from their home in Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of the Potteries.
As a heritage brand we pride ourselves on our craftsmanship. Each button is made from fine china using traditional pottery techniques. They are then all exquisitely hand-painted.
Our current range features a variety of floral shapes ideal for use as an embellishment on your favourite hand knitted jumper or as functional decoration on a knitted cardi. We also have a range of handcrafted stitch markers.
Pop by our stand to see our lovely buttons.
From fleece to finished products through – weaving, knitting, crocheting, lace making, knotting, felting – whatever! As we were not able to find the materials we needed for our designs we set out to create our own from locally sourced fleece. We are easily side tracked and ended up developing in many different ways, producing a wide range of different materials and products. We are a mother and daughter team, although mum is more retired now but continues to teach. I graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Masters Degree in Constructed Textiles, speciallising in knit. My background and knowledge of traditional techniques has been a great basis upon which I develop ideas with a more contemporary twist. Our business works around our family life.
I stock a range of white yarns for dyers and knitters, as well as a range of Falkland Poldale coloured yarns.
I dye a range of yarns for mini -skein projects and I sell hand dyed, hand spun yarns. I am on a mission to put hand spun yarn on the map.
I make a range of stitch markers, project bags and hand knitted shawls, hats and baby blankets.
Homegrown British wool, lovingly cared for in Yorkshire
We specialise in 100% homegrown British wool made from the fleeces of our own flock of sheep. All of our flock are native the British breeds of Suffolk, Hebridean and Shetland sheep which give us our unique colour variations and softness. We do not use any dyes or acrylic, just the natural fibres and colour combinations of our flock. All of our wool is produced from our own flock, it is totally unique so it means that your knitting will have that special feeling every time you use it.
Anyone who’s visited our shop in the Hope Valley will know exactly what to expect from a Woolfull stand at the show.
If you’ve not got round to visiting us yet you’re in for a treat! Expect LOTS of colour, project kits, some great yarns you might not have seen yet at very special show prices, and lots of great accessories. You’ll see all of us, and get to say hello properly. Expect giddiness of previously unseen proportions, and a great laugh.
Wool is the Answer
You may ask why we are called Wool is the Answer? For us the answer is simple, as crafters of many things, there is no question to which wool is not the answer!
We cake all of our skeins so you don’t have to, which means you can start creating straight away. #we bake, we cake, you make!
Woolmouse crafters design and make high quality eco- friendly items. New for 2019 we have hand dyed fabric, new designs of project bags and craft aprons; heirloom baby clothes kits, knitting accessories, hand carved shawl pins, handmade textile and knitted greetings cards and patterns & kits for our hand dyed yarns. Our trusted range of hand dyed yarns will suit any pocket, from 4ply sock yarns to pure silk singles we have the yarn for your project.
Woolyknit is part of a group of small companies based in Saddleworth founded by managing director Roger Shepley of Shepley Yarns.
Roger utilises his lifetime’s knowledge within the spinning and wool processing industry to create original British yarns, fibres and wool clothing.
Woolyknit is a wholesaler and retailer of wool yarns, tops and rovings, patterns, garments and soft furnishings.
The district of Saddleworth has an important role in the wool and textile industries of Yorkshire and Lancashire. The district is home to picturesque villages and mill towns, along with dramatic hills and valleys.
Our own factory shop at Warth Mill sits beneath the dramatic Pennine moors and next to the historic Huddersfield Narrow Canal. The whole district of Saddleworth offers a wealth of visitor attractions, and includes part of the beautiful Peak District National Park
Everyone at Woolyknit shares a love of wool, textiles, fashion, felting, crochet, embroidery, sewing, crafts and soft furnishings.
Wulla is an Independent Spinner and Dyer producing Super Chunky Handmade Yarns.
Big, Bold, Loud and Proud, these Yarns come with some serious attitude!
Wulla is a young brand born out of a desire to make big, bold contemporary yarn to inspire crafters to explore and create.
Use it for knitting, crochet, weaving, rug making, knot making and textile art; come and get inspired for some super fast, super chunky and super easy makes!
Yarn Mixology is Christine, enthusiastic knitter/crocheter and colour addict. I produce gradient yarn bobbles that are wound by hand, making each one unique. The yarn used is from Europe’s leading manufacturer in Germany and has not harmful dyes or substances, making it suitable even for sensitive and baby skin. I mostly use 50% cotton/50% acrylic blends.
Yarn bobbles come in various lengths and thicknesses – a 900M bobble is sufficient for a large shawl. The colour gradients range from gentle pinks to dark hues and dramatic statements. Because only one strand changes colour at any one time, a gradual transition with a brush stroke effect is achieved. My bobbles are collected (stashed) and used by my creative customers in the UK, America, Canada and Australia. Our group ‘Yarn Mixology Group’ shares free patterns, photos and advice.
Yellow Door Yarn Company
Yellow Door Yarn is an independent hand dyed yarn company run by Sarah Leach. At 28 years old, Sarah has been knitting for 16 years, still cannot crochet and has far too many projects in her Ravelry queue.
The company – Yellow Door Yarn was founded in 2016 when Sarah tried her hand at dyeing yarn and found that she was selling more yarn to her friends than she was keeping for her own use. The name of the company came from Sarah’s desire to own a house with a yellow door. The house has now been purchased, but it doesn’t have a yellow door yet. All of the colourways are dyed by Sarah in Manchester, and are inspired by the things that she enjoys most. Colourways are often named making reference to books read, music being listened to whilst dyeing, favourite foods and destinations traveled to.
The yarn – Yellow Door Yarn offers a wide range of bases ranging from mini skeins, sock blanks and fingering weight yarns through DK and aran right up to chunky. Each weight of yarn includes at least one superwash option, and most bases include a sparkle option too. Colour saturation is what Yellow Door Yarn is best known for – along with the great smelling yarn (as the Cox triplets talked about in their first episode of Knit3Together). Jewel tones, bright speckles, rainbows, gradients and colour pops are Sarah’s favourite things to dye, and as she is her own boss they feature heavily in the dye pots. Bright yarns are the perfect antidote to the greyness of Manchester.
Show specials – At each show there is an exclusive colourway dyed on sock, sparkle sock and DK bases. There are also new product launches to coincide with each show. Previous product launches have included Knitters Pencils, badges, stitch markers and mini skeins.