Yarn packs

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’!

Green Squidy

Thank you to all of the beaders who purchased the limited edition Blue Squidy component packs. Sadly they are now all gone and it looks like I can’t get the cabs again, so they’re even more unique than promised!

Fret not though, for now we have new Green and everso slightly bigger Squidy – gorgeous dyed agate cabs (once again you can select your own cab from the list), a new colourway of lovely Hope Jacare hand dyed silk ribbons, and superlush lime lacquer Swarovski chaton eyes, with matching goldwork wires and backings, so he’ll be even livelier than my sample (which has blue zircon eyes). These cabs are a teeny bit wider round the middle than the original cabs (although they claim to be the same size) so you’ll also get a revised paper template so you don’t run out of space for the beads!

Green Component Pack

I had two cabs from the blue batch left which were probably not bought because they’re a bit paler than the rest so didn’t work as well with the strong blues. I’ve now paired them with new ribbons in softer colours, using a different set for each cab so these two colourways are genuinely unique and can’t be repeated. One makes the most of the lovely soft heather colours which Clare at Hope Jacre is so good at, and the other has mossier blues and greens with hints of peach and lilac. Yummy – please buy them before I’m tempted to steal them for myself!

As with the previous component packs these just include the hard to find elements – you’ll need to add your own beads. Have a look here to see the exact requirements for beads, you’re sure to have them in your stash already, and you only need a tiny quantity of each, and can mix and match as you please. You will also need to purchase the tutorial. If you’re after the wires needed, then you’ll be happy to know I now also sell these in my Etsy shop too!