Leyton London

It's a Stitch Up

Hand dyed yarn

We are an independent business specialising in hand-dyed, ethically sourced yarn and original knitting design.

Our mission is to empower everyone to create their own original, ethical fashion and to help makers on their journey to mastering their craft by providing beautiful materials and inspiration.

Our design influences are diverse; from re-interpreted traditional Scandinavian style to neon cityscapes and the vibrant urban area we are part of.

Nature Lovers Club is our monthly yarn club inspired by the natural world. This month's shade is 'Iris', an homage to save of my most treasured garden flowers. This shade was a one off batch, but sign ups for the Club are open starting May. Given that I'm not going anywhere, I expect the inspiration will be something beautiful from the garden. 
#yarnclub #indieyarnclub #yarndyer #handdyedyarn #yarn #handdyed #indieyarn #indiedyed #sockyarn #variegatedyarn #skein #yarnporn #yarnspiration #knitting #tricot #garn #garen #strikking #stickning #indiedyer

Nature Lovers Club is our monthly yarn club inspired by the natural world. This month's shade is 'Iris', an homage to save of my most treasured garden flowers. This shade was a one off batch, but sign ups for the Club are open starting May. Given that I'm not going anywhere, I expect the inspiration will be something beautiful from the garden.

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Thank you for all your fibre orders! Our new blends have been flying out this week. Here's Indulge in 'Evergreen', classic, beautiful and a joy to spin. 
#handspinning #spinningfiber #spinningfibre #bflwool #mulberrysilk #babyalpaca #roving #blendedtop

Thank you for all your fibre orders! Our new blends have been flying out this week. Here's Indulge in 'Evergreen', classic, beautiful and a joy to spin.

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Shipping alert: tomorrow/Thursday is our large parcel posting day. We're able to post orders of 3 skeins or fewer in our local postbox, but larger yarn/fibre orders and dyeing kits are posted once a week. Order before 9am Thursday for your goodies to be included!
#handdyed #yarn #garn #neonyarn #indieyarn #indiedyed #skeins #variegatedyarn #indiedyer

Shipping alert: tomorrow/Thursday is our large parcel posting day. We're able to post orders of 3 skeins or fewer in our local postbox, but larger yarn/fibre orders and dyeing kits are posted once a week. Order before 9am Thursday for your goodies to be included!

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Need an activity to take your mind off things? Our Little Book of Yarn Dyeing is a low-cost beginners guide that will easily fit through your letterbox. Our yarn dyeing kits have everything you need to learn to dye at home. We're only posting larger parcels once a week at the moment, so why not try our stockists @wildandwoollyshop and @tribeyarnslife. Both are shipping online orders and are lovely local businesses that appreciate support right now. 
#yarndyeing #learntodye #dyeing #dyeingkit #handdyedyarn

Need an activity to take your mind off things? Our Little Book of Yarn Dyeing is a low-cost beginners guide that will easily fit through your letterbox. Our yarn dyeing kits have everything you need to learn to dye at home. We're only posting larger parcels once a week at the moment, so why not try our stockists @wildandwoollyshop and @tribeyarnslife. Both are shipping online orders and are lovely local businesses that appreciate support right now.

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Indulge Blend in 'Rosewood' ♥️
#handspinning #handspinnersofinstagram #spinningprep #spinningfiber #spinningyarn #spinnersofinstagram #spinnungfibre #combedtop

Indulge Blend in 'Rosewood' ♥️

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I'm absolutely smitten with this one: Indulgence Blend in 'Verdigris'. It's wool, mulberry silk and baby alpaca in greens, greys and golds, inspired by the patina of copper and bronze. It has a really metallic quality.
#handspinning #spinningprep #spinningfiber #spinningfibre #blendedfiber #blendedfibre #blendedtop #combedtop #spinnersofig #spinnersofinstagram #handspinnersofinstagram

I'm absolutely smitten with this one: Indulgence Blend in 'Verdigris'. It's wool, mulberry silk and baby alpaca in greens, greys and golds, inspired by the patina of copper and bronze. It has a really metallic quality.

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Another newcomer, Indulgence Blend in 'Fantasia'. Indulgence is our most luxurious fibre blend l, with 50% fine British wool, 25% jewel-like mulberry silk and 25% baby Alpaca. 
#spinningfiber #spinningfibre #handspinning #mulberrysilk #babyalpaca #britishwool #handspin #spinnersofig

Another newcomer, Indulgence Blend in 'Fantasia'. Indulgence is our most luxurious fibre blend l, with 50% fine British wool, 25% jewel-like mulberry silk and 25% baby Alpaca.

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Slowly, slowly getting all the beautiful new fibre braided up, photographed and into the website for you! This is Karma Blend fibre in 'Symphony'. There's something so classic about the rich gold flecks in dusky purple. 
#handspinning #spinningfiber #spinningfibre #blendedfibre #blendedfiber #blendedtop #handspun #spinnersofinstagram

Slowly, slowly getting all the beautiful new fibre braided up, photographed and into the website for you! This is Karma Blend fibre in 'Symphony'. There's something so classic about the rich gold flecks in dusky purple.

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Favourite Sock merino 4 ply in 'Treacle', a brownish black with gold and rust tones peeking through. There are just so many ideas I've struggled to get done this year, even before global events took over. This is a new shade I dyed for a collection called "The Neutral Zone", of subtle colours and, you've guessed it, neutrals. Although we don't have all the shades I planned, there's now a really good selection of greys, black, and greyish semisolids. Use them to complement our bolder shades or appreciate their subtle beauty on their own.
#yarn #handdyed #handdyedyarn #semisolidyarn #sockyarn #indieyarn #indiedyed #indiedyer #merinoyarn #4plyyarn #knitting #yarnspiration #garn #garen #strikking #stickning #tricot

Favourite Sock merino 4 ply in 'Treacle', a brownish black with gold and rust tones peeking through. There are just so many ideas I've struggled to get done this year, even before global events took over. This is a new shade I dyed for a collection called "The Neutral Zone", of subtle colours and, you've guessed it, neutrals. Although we don't have all the shades I planned, there's now a really good selection of greys, black, and greyish semisolids. Use them to complement our bolder shades or appreciate their subtle beauty on their own.

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Another fibre arrival! Karma Blend  in 'Moonage Daydream'. Karma Blend is a tweedy effect fibre created with sustainability at its heart. Learn more about it and and see some sample yarn in our most recent blog post. 
#handspinning #spinningfiber #spinningfibre #blendedfiber #blendedtop #blendedfibre #sarisilk

Another fibre arrival! Karma Blend in 'Moonage Daydream'. Karma Blend is a tweedy effect fibre created with sustainability at its heart. Learn more about it and and see some sample yarn in our most recent blog post.

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NEW Indulgence Blend fibre in 'Dark Crystal'. Indulge is 50% fine British wool, 25% softest baby Alpaca and 25% jewel-like mulberry silk. 
We took possession an unexpected fibre delivery yesterday! We ordered a big box of beautiful blends over a month ago, but we we're sure if we'd receive them at all, so this was a lovely surprise. Look out for more  in the next few days, as we get them weighed, braided, photographed and packaged. 
#spinningprep #spinningfiber #spinnungfibre #blendedtop #britishwool #combedtop #handspinning #spinnersofinstagram #spinnersofig

NEW Indulgence Blend fibre in 'Dark Crystal'. Indulge is 50% fine British wool, 25% softest baby Alpaca and 25% jewel-like mulberry silk. We took possession an unexpected fibre delivery yesterday! We ordered a big box of beautiful blends over a month ago, but we we're sure if we'd receive them at all, so this was a lovely surprise. Look out for more in the next few days, as we get them weighed, braided, photographed and packaged.

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Our total donation to @mermaidsgender for #operationsjw is £208! Huge thank you to everyone who liked, shared or purchased. Your support surpassed all our expectations.

Our total donation to @mermaidsgender for

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I finished my handspun gradient socks! Made from #hilltopcloud gradient club BFL fibre. I didn't match the gradient on the foot, but never mind! I stopped caring by that point. I love handspun socks, and they seem to last better too. I have a tendency to over twist when chain plying, which makes for a hard-wearing sock. 
I have been posting here because a) full-time childcare doesn't leave much time for anything else, and b) I'm not well. It's not the cov' unless I have a very unusual set of symptoms, it seems like the infection that caused me so many problems in Jan/Feb is back unfortunately. 
We are still shipping your orders, and we can ship without contact. Small parcels (1-3 skeins) are much easier for us as they fit in our local post box. I am only posting larger parcels once a week (they go in a drop box at the sorting office). I had a dilemma about whether to continue posting given that postal workers are under a lot of strain right now. I can't really afford to close the business, and several emails from hospital workers saying how much they appreciated their yarn deliveries made me feel that it's worthwhile. I really appreciate all your orders, but for the sake of our posties please only order what you need right now. 
#sockknitting #handspunyarn #handspinnersofinstagram #handspinning #handspun #knitting #gradientyarn #gradientspinning

I finished my handspun gradient socks! Made from

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We have just 1️⃣ spot available for our monthly yarn club, Nature Lovers Club, starting April. It's already dyed and will ship out next week. I don't normally share the inspiration until it has shipped, but maybe we've all had enough surprises lately, so you can swipe to see it. It's a favourite from our garden. 
#yarnclub #indieyarnclub #indieyarn #yarndyer #sockyarn #merinoyarn #handdyedyarn #yarn #yarnaddict #mysteryyarnclub

We have just 1️⃣ spot available for our monthly yarn club, Nature Lovers Club, starting April. It's already dyed and will ship out next week. I don't normally share the inspiration until it has shipped, but maybe we've all had enough surprises lately, so you can swipe to see it. It's a favourite from our garden.

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We're down to our last two #operationsjw skeins which are Suri alpaca silk. Let's get them sold so their donation to @mermaidsgender can be included in the total for Operation: Social Justice, which will be reported at the end of the month!

We're down to our last two

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My Ups and Downs blanket is coming along, and I'm weaving in a batch of ends during some TV time with my daughter. I've not had much time to post what with running Mummy Preschool and have to so some major home reorganisation so that we have both a safe play area and a quiet workspace for my partner. I'm hoping I'll get a chance to post about what's happening with the business later. 
The pattern is a tutorial by @harbourcrochet which she's kindly let me test. I am an absolute beginner at crochet but it's been flying!
#crochet #crochetblanket #upsanddownsblanket

My Ups and Downs blanket is coming along, and I'm weaving in a batch of ends during some TV time with my daughter. I've not had much time to post what with running Mummy Preschool and have to so some major home reorganisation so that we have both a safe play area and a quiet workspace for my partner. I'm hoping I'll get a chance to post about what's happening with the business later. The pattern is a tutorial by @harbourcrochet which she's kindly let me test. I am an absolute beginner at crochet but it's been flying!

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Edit: all gone!
The final few skeins of 'The Grey Area' are on the website and ready to ship. Things are kind of uncertain next week and I think it's unlikely I'll be able to do more for a while. Massive thank you to everyone that bought a skein, and  apologies to anyone who has missed out. Demand surpassed all my expectations and I am thrilled to have raised over £160 and counting for @mermaidsgender. We also need to thank @gamercrafting for making Operation: Social Justice happen.
#operationsjw #yarn #handdyedyarn #indieyarn #yarndyer #garn

Edit: all gone! The final few skeins of 'The Grey Area' are on the website and ready to ship. Things are kind of uncertain next week and I think it's unlikely I'll be able to do more for a while. Massive thank you to everyone that bought a skein, and apologies to anyone who has missed out. Demand surpassed all my expectations and I am thrilled to have raised over £160 and counting for @mermaidsgender. We also need to thank @gamercrafting for making Operation: Social Justice happen.

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As requested, I've put together some #yarncombo suggestions for Operation: Social Justice 'The Grey Area'. I can't find the comment from the person who requested this for their shawl, but you know who you are and hopefully you'll see this! I think Jean Genie, Black or Dancing in the Dark would work for you. I rushed these pics a bit and for some reason The Grey Area looks pinker than in real life, but I hope this is helpful.
Yes, there will be more The Grey Area, hopefully today and I will announce it in the newsletter first. Capacity is quite limited as I'm now working in our tiny kitchen rather than our dedicated dye studio as I'm not able to travel. Please bear with me! Our next shipping day is Monday. 
#handdyedyarn #operationsjw #indieyarn #yarn #garn

As requested, I've put together some

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Karma Blend is our new tweedy fibre blend with sustainability at its heart. We've had it for a couple of months now, but with everything else that's going on we haven't had time to give it a proper launch until now. We think it's quite unlike anything else out there. Head to our blog to find out all about it. We've launched with 4 beautiful colouways and have more coming soon!
#handspunyarn #handspinning #spinningfiber #spinningfibre #handspun #spinnersofinstagram #spinnersofig #bamboofiber #sarisilk #recycledfibre

Karma Blend is our new tweedy fibre blend with sustainability at its heart. We've had it for a couple of months now, but with everything else that's going on we haven't had time to give it a proper launch until now. We think it's quite unlike anything else out there. Head to our blog to find out all about it. We've launched with 4 beautiful colouways and have more coming soon!

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📢 SHIPPING UPDATE 📢
One of the changes we've made to help keep us safe is to scale back from shipping 6 days a week to 2 or 3. Our next dispatch is this afternoon! Please order by 1pm if you'd like something in it. And may we take the opportunity to introduce this new one-off shade 'Flourish', inspired by the abundance of early spring flowers in our garden. 
#handdyedyarn #yarn #woolyarn #speckledyarn #inspiredbynature #sockyarn #tricot #strikking #stricken #stickning #garn #indieyarn

📢 SHIPPING UPDATE 📢 One of the changes we've made to help keep us safe is to scale back from shipping 6 days a week to 2 or 3. Our next dispatch is this afternoon! Please order by 1pm if you'd like something in it. And may we take the opportunity to introduce this new one-off shade 'Flourish', inspired by the abundance of early spring flowers in our garden.

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