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Latest Shop Update & Giveaway

Latest Shop Update & Giveaway

I love dyeing yarn in summer! It dries so quickly which means I can get it up in the shop within a couple of days rather than a week or more. On Friday morning I got the dye pots out in order to restock the shop with two popular colourways, Bracken Woodland and Swallows and Amazons. I had been having a look at my sold out listings the previous day and realised that these colourways had been out of stock for well over a year. Both yarns are now back in stock and listed in the shop. I thought I'd...

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Experimenting With Natural Dyes

Experimenting With Natural Dyes

I love how this time of year just keeps throwing up seasonal treasures week after week. Often these treasures are fleeting like the bluebells and others last a little longer like the cow parsley that is flooding the verges at the moment.   Not long ago the fields, lawns, verges and country lanes were awash with yellow dandelions. I just love this wildflower although my husband can't stand them as they pop up in the lawn faster than he can cut it. There's a myriad of things that you can do with dandelions, I've made dandelion jam and bread before. ...

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Flinging Open the Doors!

Flinging Open the Doors!

Well hello and welcome to Under An English Sky's new website home. Grab your needles and a cuppa and lets have a chat! Some of you will know that I have blogged for the past 11 years on our homeschooling, life in the UK and my creative endeavours on my simple blogspot blog of the same name. I recently shared that I was taking the leap in taking my hobby business of dyeing yarn - which I started as a creative outlet when we were in the thick of homeschooling 6 years ago, and turning it into a real business....

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