All products are handmade by Tracey, with the exception of stocked branded items such as Addi, HiyaHiya and Soak etc.
OUR STITCH MARKERS/PROGRESS KEEPERS
Mini book stitch markers are individually crafted, without a mould, from polymer clay, with a few coats of glaze to provide a protective coating. They are extremely lightweight, you’ll not even know they’re there!
All stitch markers are available with either a :
- Lobster Clasp - 12mm in length
- Split Ring - to fit up to a 6mm/US 10 needle
- Lever Back Clasp - to fit up to a 6mm/US 10 needle.
Please leave a message at checkout advising your choice of clasp. If no message is left, your stitch marker/s will be sent with either a split ring or a lobster clasp.
OUR PROJECT BAGS
Our project bags are made from 100% cotton and include a heat transfer vinyl (HTV) or screen printed message.
Due to the nature of hand dyed yarn no two skeins are the same, even though they may be dyed in small batches using the same colours and methods. Therefore, if you're making an item using more than one skein you may wish to alternate skeins every few rows.
Our Bluefaced Leicester is British and comes from small firms all over the UK. It is scoured and Superwash treated in the UK to the highest environmental standards possible.
Our Superwash Merino comes from Argentina, Uruguay and Europe and is sourced from many farms of varying sizes.
Our Mohair is sourced by our supplier from Europe and South Africa. The mill that spins the mohair also owns their own mohair farm and they are passionate about the provenance of their products and animal welfare.
Silk comes primarily from China.
Nylon is produced in Germany.
Donegal Neps are made in Italy.
What does Superwash mean?
Superwash is a treatment applied to wool fibres which makes it more resistant to shrinking. Since the 1980s, the EU has enforced very strict laws and any by-products must be removed from the water before it is discharged into the water systems. This means that the water discharged is actually better than the drinking water you get from the tap. Not all countries have the same regulations and our supplier only uses Superwash wool which is from highly regulated treatment plants in the UK and Europe (which also have very strict standards).
CARING FOR YOUR YARN
Although Superwash yarns may be machine washed at low temperatures, we recommend the hand washing of all hand dyed yarns using a mild detergent, then reshape whilst damp before laying flat to dry. This will help to keep your finished item looking lovely for years to come and will also help prevent it from felting or shrinking.
Please note that some more intense colourways may bleed slightly during the first few washes. This is perfectly normal and will not affect the vibrancy or quality of your yarn. You may wish to pre-wash these before using along with other colourways.
Every effort is taken to ensure colours are accurately represented however, some colours may vary slightly from screen-to-screen/device-to-device. If you're unsure, please get in touch!