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  • Close up of Ankh-Morpork on Cormo yarn Two skeins of "Ankh-Morpork" with a crochet and knit swatch
    We had a lot of fun collaborating with Third Vault Yarns for this year's Open Day Special yarn!
     
    Third Vault Yarns are inspired by fantasy and sci-fi. When deciding on what theme to go with, Lola listed numerous fantasy series, all of which I haven't read! We finally realised that we both enjoyed Terry Pratchett's Discworld, and love the original cover art from the books.
     
    We dyed two different yarn bases:
    50% Corriedale 50% Mohair - this yarn has all the lustre and drape you'd expect from its constituent fibres and that beautiful fuzzy halo too.
    100% Cormo wool - a bouncy 4 ply / fingering weight that is soft and smooth. This is the one used in the swatches.
    Both yarns are 400m per 100g skein.
  • Close up of Hocus Crocus on Nene 4 Ply Skeins of Nene 4 Ply in the Hocus Crocus colourway
    Who doesn't love spring? All the colours of fresh new leaves and blooms can be found in this colourway. Becci wrote a blog post about it here. The yarn is gently variegated and that makes it a lot of fun to work with because every stitch is different. The colours blend beautifully in the finished project as you can see in the knit and crochet samples. You can use this for textured as well as simple patterns.
     
    Fibre Content: 100% Bluefaced Leicester Wool
    Specification: 4 ply / fingering weight - 400m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced from UK flocks
    Processing: Spun in Yorkshire, hand dyed by us in Northamptonshire
  • Close up of Aysgarth in the Excalibur colourway Skeins of Aysgarth in the Excalibur colourway
    Fibre Content: 100% Wensleydale Wool
    Specification: 4 ply / fingering weight - 350m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced in the UK
    Processing: Spun and hand dyed in Britain
    Recommended needle & hook size: 2.0mm - 3.75mm (always check the pattern)
     
    Aysgarth is 100% lustrous British Wensleydale wool. Its appearance is similar to the shine and the halo of mohair and it feels like a warm woolly hug. Seriously, you won't be able to stop stroking this yarn! It comes from sheep who have amazing long curly locks and it is a hand dyer's favourite for its colour uptake. The yarn is worsted spun and plied, and has a draping handle, making it ideal for statement pieces. Remember to always block your projects for the best outcome. Please note that this is a non-superwash yarn, so it can be felted if you want.
  • Braunston 4 Ply Braunston Lace
    Colourway: Braunston
     
    Fibre Content: 100% British Shetland Wool
    Specification: 4 Ply / fingering weight - 200m / 50g and Lace weight - 430m / 50g
    Fibre: Sourced from Braunston, Northamptonshire, UK
    Processing: Spun in Wales, dyed in our studio in Northamptonshire
     
    We're delighted to introduce you to our most local wool yet: from flocks in Northamptonshire. This comes mostly from a flock of Shetlands in Braunston (with additions from neighbouring flocks); a major canal destination that can be reached by boat from our studio in one day! Flock owners Lynne and David have been breeding Shetland sheep for 16 years, focusing specifically on the quality of the wool, which is incredibly soft. The yarn has a heathered appearance, as many different coloured fleeces have gone into this delightfully local spin.
  • Blisworth 4 Ply Blisworth Lace
    Colourway: Blisworth
     
    Fibre Content: 100% British Shetland Wool
    Specification: 4 Ply / fingering weight - 200m / 50g and Lace weight - 430m / 50g
    Fibre: Sourced from Braunston, Northamptonshire, UK
    Processing: Spun in Wales, dyed in our studio in Northamptonshire
     
    We're delighted to introduce you to our most local wool yet: from flocks in Northamptonshire. This comes mostly from a flock of Shetlands in Braunston (with additions from neighbouring flocks); a major canal destination that can be reached by boat from our studio in one day! Flock owners Lynne and David have been breeding Shetland sheep for 16 years, focusing specifically on the quality of the wool, which is incredibly soft. The yarn has a heathered appearance, as many different coloured fleeces have gone into this delightfully local spin.
  • Buckby 4 Ply Buckby Lace
    Colourway: Buckby
     
    Fibre Content: 100% British Shetland Wool
    Specification: 4 Ply / fingering weight - 200m / 50g and Lace weight - 430m / 50g
    Fibre: Sourced from Braunston, Northamptonshire, UK
    Processing: Spun in Wales, dyed in our studio in Northamptonshire
     
    We're delighted to introduce you to our most local wool yet: from flocks in Northamptonshire. This comes mostly from a flock of Shetlands in Braunston (with additions from neighbouring flocks); a major canal destination that can be reached by boat from our studio in one day! Flock owners Lynne and David have been breeding Shetland sheep for 16 years, focusing specifically on the quality of the wool, which is incredibly soft. The yarn has a heathered appearance, as many different coloured fleeces have gone into this delightfully local spin.
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    Bruerne 4 Ply Bruerne Lace
    Colourway: Bruerne
     
    Fibre Content: 100% British Shetland Wool
    Specification: 4 Ply / fingering weight - 200m / 50g and Lace weight - 430m / 50g
    Fibre: Sourced from Braunston, Northamptonshire, UK
    Processing: Spun in Wales, dyed in our studio in Northamptonshire
     
    We're delighted to introduce you to our most local wool yet: from flocks in Northamptonshire. This comes mostly from a flock of Shetlands in Braunston (with additions from neighbouring flocks); a major canal destination that can be reached by boat from our studio in one day! Flock owners Lynne and David have been breeding Shetland sheep for 16 years, focusing specifically on the quality of the wool, which is incredibly soft. The yarn has a heathered appearance, as many different coloured fleeces have gone into this delightfully local spin.
  • Out of stock
    Ashby 4 Ply Ashby Lace
    Colourway: Ashby
     
    Fibre Content: 100% British Shetland Wool
    Specification: 4 Ply / fingering weight - 200m / 50g and Lace weight - 430m / 50g
    Fibre: Sourced from Braunston, Northamptonshire, UK
    Processing: Spun in Wales, dyed in our studio in Northamptonshire
     
    We're delighted to introduce you to our most local wool yet: from flocks in Northamptonshire. This comes mostly from a flock of Shetlands in Braunston (with additions from neighbouring flocks); a major canal destination that can be reached by boat from our studio in one day! Flock owners Lynne and David have been breeding Shetland sheep for 16 years, focusing specifically on the quality of the wool, which is incredibly soft. The yarn has a heathered appearance, as many different coloured fleeces have gone into this delightfully local spin.
  • Variegated yarn in rich shades of brown, plum, purple, and turquoise Variegated yarn in rich shades of brown, plum, purple, and turquoise
    Fibre Content: 50% Exmoor Blueface
    30% Bluefaced Leicester
    20% Wensleydale Wool
    Specification: DK weight - 233m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced in Devon, UK
    Processing: Spun and hand dyed in Britain
    Recommended needle & hook size: 3.5mm - 4.5mm (always check the pattern)
     
    Lyn is spun in Devon by John Arbon Textiles, from wool sourced locally to the mill. It's a worsted, plied DK weight yarn with a fabulous sheepy texture. The Exmoor Blueface and Bluefaced Leicester wools provide super softness and warmth, while the Wensleydale wool lends lustre and a subtle shine to the blend. It's a yarn dyer and crafter's dream! We recommend it for a wide range of stitch patterns and projects.
  • A pile of skeins of Nene DK in a deep blue A pile of skeins of Nene DK in a deep blue
    Unterwasserwelt: Underwater World
    With hints of inky sapphires, this colourway sits somewhere between navy and royal blue. It works up with a subtle variance in tone, bringing texture and life to your project.
     
    Fibre Content: 100% Bluefaced Leicester Wool
    Specification: DK weight - 225m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced from UK flocks
    Processing: Spun in the UK, hand dyed by us in Northamptonshire
  • A pile of skeins of Nene DK in a rich plummy purple A pile of skeins of Nene DK in a rich plummy purple
    Zwergpflaume: Damson
    A luxurious plum purple, this colourway is sophisticated and looks great on a wide range of skin tones. It works up with a subtle variance in tone, bringing texture and life to your project.
     
    Fibre Content: 100% Bluefaced Leicester Wool
    Specification: DK weight - 225m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced from UK flocks
    Processing: Spun in the UK, hand dyed by us in Northamptonshire
  • Knit and crochet samples of Honey Sunrise Skeins of Honey Sunrise

    Honey Sunrise – Nene 4 Ply 100g

    GBP £22.00
    One of those magical, otherworldly sunrises inspired this colourway. Honey coloured autumn leaves were hanging over the canalside and the pink, violet, and blue sky was reflected in the water. Stunning. The yarn is gently variegated and that makes it a lot of fun to work with because every stitch is different. The colours blend beautifully in the finished project as you can see in the knit and crochet samples. You can use this for textured as well as simple patterns.
     
    Fibre Content: 100% Bluefaced Leicester Wool
    Specification: 4 ply / fingering weight – 400m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced from UK flocks
    Processing: Spun in Yorkshire, hand dyed by us in Northamptonshire
  • Close up of Copper Gasket Skeins of Copper Gasket

    Copper Gasket – Nene 4 Ply 100g

    GBP £22.00
    Our boat has a lovely old engine in it, and during a major overhaul we removed the cylinder head to discover a beautiful copper gasket. This colourway is an homage to many hours spent in the engine bay! It's gently variegated and that makes it a lot of fun to work with because every stitch is different. The colours blend beautifully in the finished project as you can see in the knit and crochet samples. You can use this for textured as well as simple patterns.
     
    Fibre Content: 100% Bluefaced Leicester Wool
    Specification: 4 ply / fingering weight – 400m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced from UK flocks
    Processing: Spun in Yorkshire, hand dyed by us in Northamptonshire
  • Close up of skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Muscott Skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Muscott
    Colourway: Muscott
     
    Fibre Content: 100% British Leicester Longwool
    Specification: Sport weight / heavy 4 Ply - 300m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced from Astcote, Northamptonshire, UK
    Processing: Spun in Yorkshire, dyed in the UK
     
    We're delighted to introduce you to our most local wool yet: from flocks in Northamptonshire. This comes from a single flock of Leicester Longwool sheep in Astcote, just down the A5 from our Weedon Bec studio. Flock owners Chris and Barry favour black Leicesters, which is why the yarn has a heathered appearance, as all the shades of black, grey, silver, and white have gone into this delightfully local spin.
  • Close up of skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Fawsley Skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Fawsley
    Colourway: Fawsley
     
    Fibre Content: 100% British Leicester Longwool
    Specification: Sport weight / heavy 4 Ply - 300m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced from Astcote, Northamptonshire, UK
    Processing: Spun in Yorkshire, dyed in the UK
     
    We're delighted to introduce you to our most local wool yet: from flocks in Northamptonshire. This comes from a single flock of Leicester Longwool sheep in Astcote, just down the A5 from our Weedon Bec studio. Flock owners Chris and Barry favour black Leicesters, which is why the yarn has a heathered appearance, as all the shades of black, grey, silver, and white have gone into this delightfully local spin.
  • Close up of skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Everdon Skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Everdon
    Colourway: Everdon
     
    Fibre Content: 100% British Leicester Longwool
    Specification: Sport weight / heavy 4 Ply - 300m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced from Astcote, Northamptonshire, UK
    Processing: Spun in Yorkshire, dyed in the UK
     
    We're delighted to introduce you to our most local wool yet: from flocks in Northamptonshire. This comes from a single flock of Leicester Longwool sheep in Astcote, just down the A5 from our Weedon Bec studio. Flock owners Chris and Barry favour black Leicesters, which is why the yarn has a heathered appearance, as all the shades of black, grey, silver, and white have gone into this delightfully local spin.
  • Close up of skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Snorscombe Skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Snorscombe
    Colourway: Snorscombe
     
    Fibre Content: 100% British Leicester Longwool
    Specification: Sport weight / heavy 4 Ply - 300m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced from Astcote, Northamptonshire, UK
    Processing: Spun in Yorkshire, dyed in the UK
     
    We're delighted to introduce you to our most local wool yet: from flocks in Northamptonshire. This comes from a single flock of Leicester Longwool sheep in Astcote, just down the A5 from our Weedon Bec studio. Flock owners Chris and Barry favour black Leicesters, which is why the yarn has a heathered appearance, as all the shades of black, grey, silver, and white have gone into this delightfully local spin.
  • Close up of skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Catesby Skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Catesby
    Colourway: Catesby
     
    Fibre Content: 100% British Leicester Longwool
    Specification: Sport weight / heavy 4 Ply - 300m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced from Astcote, Northamptonshire, UK
    Processing: Spun in Yorkshire, dyed in the UK
     
    We're delighted to introduce you to our most local wool yet: from flocks in Northamptonshire. This comes from a single flock of Leicester Longwool sheep in Astcote, just down the A5 from our Weedon Bec studio. Flock owners Chris and Barry favour black Leicesters, which is why the yarn has a heathered appearance, as all the shades of black, grey, silver, and white have gone into this delightfully local spin.
  • Close up of skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Nobottle Skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Nobottle
    Colourway: Nobottle
     
    Fibre Content: 100% British Leicester Longwool
    Specification: Sport weight / heavy 4 Ply - 300m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced from Astcote, Northamptonshire, UK
    Processing: Spun in Yorkshire, dyed in the UK
     
    We're delighted to introduce you to our most local wool yet: from flocks in Northamptonshire. This comes from a single flock of Leicester Longwool sheep in Astcote, just down the A5 from our Weedon Bec studio. Flock owners Chris and Barry favour black Leicesters, which is why the yarn has a heathered appearance, as all the shades of black, grey, silver, and white have gone into this delightfully local spin.
  • Close up of skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Drayton Skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Drayton
    Colourway: Drayton
     
    Fibre Content: 100% British Leicester Longwool
    Specification: Sport weight / heavy 4 Ply - 300m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced from Astcote, Northamptonshire, UK
    Processing: Spun in Yorkshire, dyed in the UK
     
    We're delighted to introduce you to our most local wool yet: from flocks in Northamptonshire. This comes from a single flock of Leicester Longwool sheep in Astcote, just down the A5 from our Weedon Bec studio. Flock owners Chris and Barry favour black Leicesters, which is why the yarn has a heathered appearance, as all the shades of black, grey, silver, and white have gone into this delightfully local spin.
  • Close up of skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Coton Skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Coton
    Colourway: Coton
     
    Fibre Content: 100% British Leicester Longwool
    Specification: Sport weight / heavy 4 Ply - 300m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced from Astcote, Northamptonshire, UK
    Processing: Spun in Yorkshire, dyed in the UK
     
    We're delighted to introduce you to our most local wool yet: from flocks in Northamptonshire. This comes from a single flock of Leicester Longwool sheep in Astcote, just down the A5 from our Weedon Bec studio. Flock owners Chris and Barry favour black Leicesters, which is why the yarn has a heathered appearance, as all the shades of black, grey, silver, and white have gone into this delightfully local spin.
  • Close up of skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Astcote Skeins of Northampton Shear Leicester Longwool in the colourway Astcote
    Colourway: Astcote (undyed/natural)
     
    Fibre Content: 100% British Leicester Longwool
    Specification: Sport weight / heavy 4 Ply - 300m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced from Astcote, Northamptonshire, UK
    Processing: Spun in Yorkshire, dyed in the UK
     
    We're delighted to introduce you to our most local wool yet: from flocks in Northamptonshire. This comes from a single flock of Leicester Longwool sheep in Astcote, just down the A5 from our Weedon Bec studio. Flock owners Chris and Barry favour black Leicesters, which is why the yarn has a natural grey heathered appearance, as all the shades of black, grey, silver, and white have gone into this delightfully local spin.
  • Close up of skeins in zesty green with pops of yellow and purple Skeins of Nene 4 Ply in zesty greens with pops of yellow and purple
    We created this colourway partly out of longing for summer after the rather wet and cold spring of 2021, and partly due to the kids bringing that oh-so-annoying phrase out of hibernation since we’ve been coming out of lockdown and travelling further afield! This colourway is moderately variegated and that makes it a lot of fun to work with because almost every stitch is a different colour. Textured patterns will show up in this yarn, alternatively, use it for something simple and let the colours do the work!
     
    Fibre Content: 100% Bluefaced Leicester Wool
    Specification: 4 ply / fingering weight - 400m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced from UK flocks
    Processing: Spun in Yorkshire, hand dyed by us in Northamptonshire
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    Hanging hanks of Appledore 4 skeins in each colourway of hand dyed Appledore

    Limited Edition – Appledore DK – 100g

    GBP £18.00
    Appledore:
    Fibre Content: 40% Devon Closewool, 40% Romney, 20% Exmoor Blueface
    Specification: DK weight - 250m / 100g
    Fibre: Sourced from local Devonshire flocks
    Processing: Spun in Devon, England
     
    The marvellous mill folk at John Arbon Textiles are celebrating their 20th anniversary and you’re all invited! Part of the festivities includes the launch of their Appledore yarn, and we were delighted that they asked us and Third Vault Yarns to dye some limited edition shades for the event.
     
    As Appledore is all about glorious West Country apples, Lola (Third Vault Yarns) looked slightly further afield - out into intergalactic space, in fact! She is a big sci-fi fan and has created shades inspired by tropical fruits which are often used as props in sci-fi films and TV shows - we just love the idea, and would well recommend googling a Kiwano if you're not familiar! Instead of zooming off into future realms, we stayed right here, inspired by the West Country but travelled back in time to the mythical court of Arthurian legends. Purple was a royal colour in the Middle Ages. Can’t you just imagine lady Guinevere wearing a garment in Excalibur? And Avalon is giving us all the lady in the lake feels... and as serendipity would have it, Avalon and Excalibur are both heritage varieties of plum trees, yum.
     
    So without further ado, we’d love to present you with not one, not two, but four glorious shades inspired by nature's bounty with a playful twist that is out of this world. We just love the way all four shades play together and would love a big old stripy sweater...

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