At last I’ve found time to put together my yarn packs – I’ve been dreaming about doing these for so long! These are a tidy version of the skeins I make for myself when I’m doing some heavy embroidery or weaving so I don’t have to lug around a giant bag of yarn balls – have a look at my Instagram for some examples. There are some gorgeous yarns in here, some have been in my stash since my teens, others are newer and brighter! The roving yarns in particular are scrumptious and make the best french knots, and there are some super brand yarns in here such as Rowan and Wool and the Gang.
There are three colour combos at the moment with more to come if these sell (I’m happy to take requests, although this is a destash project so please don’t tempt me to buy more yarn). ‘Soft’ is ice cream colours with a dash of retro aqua soft greys (the grey super chunky roving in this one is gorgeous and nearly didn’t make it in!). ‘Bold’ is based round a multicolour roving yarn, so picks up the navy, chartreuse, reds, purples and deep pinks, with a few more colours thrown in. And ‘Bright’ (my favourite predictably) is all my favourite neon pinks (who knew there were so many neon pinks), lime, yellow, aqua and a little bit of navy and white for balance.
Each pack has 14 yarns, 2m of each, so plenty for a small weaving project or several embroidery hoops – available now in my Etsy shop.
And don’t forget I also have some gorgeous crystals available at the moment . For the beadweavers I have the lovely etched flower crystals which come in a 14mm or 10mm chaton shape (the 14mm work really well in projects asking for 14mm rivolis).
Or if you’re an embroiderer or bead embroiderer I now have a selection of crystals in sew on settings – either pear shapes in glass crystals (more colours coming soon), or for a more unusual finish these new Indian acrylic stones in a variety of shapes. I wouldn’t normally use an acrylic stone but the textured metallic finish on these is irresistible.
And for everyone I have my favourite 2mm cup chain – two types – metal settings with crystal or crystal AB, or self coloured settings in a range of colours (the black is brilliant for outlining shapes). I use these lots in bead embroidery as they’re lovely and delicate – not too ‘in your face’!