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.

I finished the handspun I started at Rebel Stitch and it's very squishy. The fibre is not one of ours, but merino/bamboo/silk from @spinjones. There is a subtle mix of browns and purples with an overall effect of vibrant plum. 
#yarn #handspinning #handspun #handspunyarn

I finished the handspun I started at Rebel Stitch and it's very squishy. The fibre is not one of ours, but merino/bamboo/silk from @spinjones. There is a subtle mix of browns and purples with an overall effect of vibrant plum.

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We also added a few skeins of Phlump super chunky in 'Shinjuku'. Not many because there was the end of a bag to use up. Get 'em while they're hot!
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#neonyarn
#superbulkyyarn  #yarn #handdyedyarn #wool #knitting #handdyed #yarnporn #crochet #tricot #dyersofig #stricken #strikning #breiwerk #neulominen #maglieria #strikking #garn #stickning #yarnspiration #dyersofinstagram #indieyarn #indiedyer #indiedyed #fil #garen #yarnlove #knitspiration

We also added a few skeins of Phlump super chunky in 'Shinjuku'. Not many because there was the end of a bag to use up. Get 'em while they're hot! . . . .

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We have new yarn for you this week! However we are not shipping tomorrow as we are downing tools for Climate Strike. 
I didn't think anyone would want black hand dyed, but it's been super popular so we've added DK for the first time and 4 ply is back in stock. We have DK 'Colonel Mustard' because that sold out a while ago. We've also restocked some of our neon sock minis. There was a mad rush on these at the end of our fundraiser for Refugee Support and we're working on making more rainbow packs too.
#yarn #handdyedyarn #wool #knitting #handdyed #yarnporn #crochet #tricot #dyersofig #stricken #strikning #breiwerk #neulominen #maglieria #strikking #garn #stickning #yarnspiration #dyersofinstagram #indieyarn #indiedyer #indiedyed #fil #garen #yarnlove #knitspiration

We have new yarn for you this week! However we are not shipping tomorrow as we are downing tools for Climate Strike. I didn't think anyone would want black hand dyed, but it's been super popular so we've added DK for the first time and 4 ply is back in stock. We have DK 'Colonel Mustard' because that sold out a while ago. We've also restocked some of our neon sock minis. There was a mad rush on these at the end of our fundraiser for Refugee Support and we're working on making more rainbow packs too.

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I took my wheel to Rebel Stitch on Tuesday night because I didn't have a knitting project in a good place. I got through the best part of 100g or this beautiful merino/silk/bamboo blend from @spinjones and also discovered that my wheel is light enough to go in an IKEA bag over my shoulder for a 15 min walk. #winningatspinning #winningatlife #handspinning #handspun

I took my wheel to Rebel Stitch on Tuesday night because I didn't have a knitting project in a good place. I got through the best part of 100g or this beautiful merino/silk/bamboo blend from @spinjones and also discovered that my wheel is light enough to go in an IKEA bag over my shoulder for a 15 min walk.

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It's tonight! See you down at @rebelcoffee_e17 from 6pm for stitching, yarn geekery, Italian home cooking and of course, great coffee.
#knitnight #e17knitting #awesomestow

It's tonight! See you down at @rebelcoffee_e17 from 6pm for stitching, yarn geekery, Italian home cooking and of course, great coffee.

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No points for evenness but I reckon they're going to taste pretty good.

No points for evenness but I reckon they're going to taste pretty good.

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Obligatory Olafur Eliasson photos. The whole exhibition is so ridiculously Instagrammable!

Obligatory Olafur Eliasson photos. The whole exhibition is so ridiculously Instagrammable!

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A few more of our #yarncombo suggestions for the Westknits Starflake MKAL: 1) Go big or go home with 'Professor Plum' and 'Traffic Cone' 2) Subtle 'Brixton Purple' and 'Dirty Lilac' 3) Earthy 'Beachcombing' and 'Colonel Mustard'.
#yarn #handdyedyarn #wool #knitting #handdyed #yarnporn #crochet #tricot #dyersofig #stricken #strikning #breiwerk #neulominen #maglieria #strikking #garn #stickning #yarnspiration  #dyersofinstagram #indieyarn #indiedyer #indiedyed #fil #garen #yarnlove #knitspiration

A few more of our

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We managed to get a batch of 'Dancing in the Dark' dyed today, so we've put it up for pre-order. Things are not drying as fast as they were just a few days ago 🌧️ so they should be ready to ship by the end of the week. Thanks everyone who has ordered it recently, this one's always a pleasure to dye!
#yarn #handdyedyarn #wool #knitting #handdyed #yarnporn #crochet #tricot #dyersofig #stricken #strikning #breiwerk #neulominen #maglieria #strikking #garn #stickning #yarnspiration #dyersofinstagram #indieyarn #indiedyer #indiedyed #fil #garen #yarnlove #knitspiration

We managed to get a batch of 'Dancing in the Dark' dyed today, so we've put it up for pre-order. Things are not drying as fast as they were just a few days ago 🌧️ so they should be ready to ship by the end of the week. Thanks everyone who has ordered it recently, this one's always a pleasure to dye!

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Several of you got in touch asking for suggestions for the @westknits MKAL, and we're happy to oblige! 'Dancing in the Dark' has been super popular and I'm afraid it's now sold out, but we have a gorgeous new shade called 'Inky', and we think it's a great choice. We've put together a few combos using it here, and there's a blog post with some shade ideas. 1) 'Inky' with 'Sunset Beach' 2) with 'Health and Safety Gone Mad' 3) with 'Ore'.
#yarn #yarncombo #yarncombos #handdyedyarn #indieyarn #indiedyer #sockyarn

Several of you got in touch asking for suggestions for the @westknits MKAL, and we're happy to oblige! 'Dancing in the Dark' has been super popular and I'm afraid it's now sold out, but we have a gorgeous new shade called 'Inky', and we think it's a great choice. We've put together a few combos using it here, and there's a blog post with some shade ideas. 1) 'Inky' with 'Sunset Beach' 2) with 'Health and Safety Gone Mad' 3) with 'Ore'.

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A couple of dazzlers added to the shop this week... Advent Calendar dyeing is in full swing (yep, we start this early) and we've also done our yarn club this week. So no time for a proper shop update, but I wouldn't leave you with nothing! 
#yarn #handdyedyarn #wool #knitting #handdyed #yarnporn #crochet #tricot #dyersofig #stricken #strikning #breiwerk #neulominen #maglieria #strikking #garn #stickning #yarnspiration #dyersofinstagram #indieyarn #indiedyer #indiedyed #fil #garen #yarnlove #knitspiration

A couple of dazzlers added to the shop this week... Advent Calendar dyeing is in full swing (yep, we start this early) and we've also done our yarn club this week. So no time for a proper shop update, but I wouldn't leave you with nothing!

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I have been a little quiet on here recently, and not because I'm an exhausted parent trying to run a small business (although I am 😂). I'm deliberately taking time away from social media to work on a new project @stitchitsustainable. Although the website is not quite ready for you yet, we're kicking things off on Instagram this month with @newcrafthouse's #sewyourselfsustainable challenge, because it's exactly what we're all about! 
As you may have already noticed, I've got back into sewing over the past year in a big way. I also started to examine and unpick the environmental footprint of the things I make. I realised that making is not inherently sustainable and that there are a lot of challenges and hidden impacts (like microfibre pollution). But there are also opportunities, like minimising waste and the transport footprint of things we wear. I found it difficult to get the information I wanted, so my buddy @electric_elizabeth and I decided to make a website to share what we've learned and help other sewists. In the meantime, please follow us at @stitchitsustainable for snippets of some of the things we'll be exploring in more depth once we launch!
#sustainablesewing #sewing #sewistsofinstagram

I have been a little quiet on here recently, and not because I'm an exhausted parent trying to run a small business (although I am 😂). I'm deliberately taking time away from social media to work on a new project @stitchitsustainable. Although the website is not quite ready for you yet, we're kicking things off on Instagram this month with @newcrafthouse's

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A heartfelt thank you for all of your orders and donations that helped us raise over £275 for @refugeesupporteurope in August 💞 Every penny is going directly to the people who need it most. Because there was quite a rush over the weekend, we're leaving donations open a little longer. Head to our profile link for a shortcut to the donation page, or to read more about the incredible projects you'll be finding. And if you've been inspired by the stories and wish you could do more, maybe you can! Refugee Support are currently recruiting volunteers for their recently opened centre in Cyprus - see their feed for more info!
#yarnaid #aidwithdignity #indiedyer #handdyedyarn #yarnlove #yarn

A heartfelt thank you for all of your orders and donations that helped us raise over £275 for @refugeesupporteurope in August 💞 Every penny is going directly to the people who need it most. Because there was quite a rush over the weekend, we're leaving donations open a little longer. Head to our profile link for a shortcut to the donation page, or to read more about the incredible projects you'll be finding. And if you've been inspired by the stories and wish you could do more, maybe you can! Refugee Support are currently recruiting volunteers for their recently opened centre in Cyprus - see their feed for more info!

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Today is the final day of our fundraiser for @refugeesupporteurope! We've sold out of rainbow minis packs but have plenty of individual miniskeins left, and we're donating £1 for each and every hand dyed miniskein sold this month. With sales and donations the current total is £225! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
#yarn #handdyed #knitting #aidwithdignity #miniskeins #sockyarn

Today is the final day of our fundraiser for @refugeesupporteurope! We've sold out of rainbow minis packs but have plenty of individual miniskeins left, and we're donating £1 for each and every hand dyed miniskein sold this month. With sales and donations the current total is £225! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Just two more days of our fundraiser for @refugeesupporteurope! We're donating £1 for every hand dyed mini-skein sold this month. Yes, even this rainbow pack - that's £12 donated! Head to our blog to find out more about the amazing projects you'll be funding, which directly support the most marginalised people on our continent and beyond. With all eyes on the US border, we felt it was important that we don't forget about the enormous humanitarian crisis on our own continent. We choose Refugee Support because of their 'aid with dignity' mission, that helps give back a little normality and control to people in a terrible situation. 
#handdyedyarn #miniskeins #neonyarn #sockyarn #rainbowyarn #aidwithdignity #yarn #indieyarn #yarnlove

Just two more days of our fundraiser for @refugeesupporteurope! We're donating £1 for every hand dyed mini-skein sold this month. Yes, even this rainbow pack - that's £12 donated! Head to our blog to find out more about the amazing projects you'll be funding, which directly support the most marginalised people on our continent and beyond. With all eyes on the US border, we felt it was important that we don't forget about the enormous humanitarian crisis on our own continent. We choose Refugee Support because of their 'aid with dignity' mission, that helps give back a little normality and control to people in a terrible situation.

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Firstly, hello and welcome new followers 👋 we've had an influx this week! Secondly, I don't think I've ever been so happy for it to be showery and overcast, as it has been today 🌧️ I get heatstroke and yesterday rendered me useless. By contrast, we have some beautiful cool, calm yarn - there's a new batch of 'Opal' Brilliance 4 Ply in the shop now.
#yarn #handdyedyarn #wool #britishwool #knitting #handdyed #yarnporn #crochet #tricot #dyersofig #stricken #strikning #breiwerk #neulominen #maglieria #strikking #garn #stickning #yarnspiration #silkyarn #dyersofinstagram #laceknitting #indieyarn #indiedyer #indiedyed #fil #garen #yarnlove #knitspiration

Firstly, hello and welcome new followers 👋 we've had an influx this week! Secondly, I don't think I've ever been so happy for it to be showery and overcast, as it has been today 🌧️ I get heatstroke and yesterday rendered me useless. By contrast, we have some beautiful cool, calm yarn - there's a new batch of 'Opal' Brilliance 4 Ply in the shop now.

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Brilliance Lace BFL Silk in 'Dancing in the Dark'
#yarnlove #yarn #laceyarn #laceweight #laceknitting #shawlknitting #purpleyarn #handdyedyarn

Brilliance Lace BFL Silk in 'Dancing in the Dark'

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We added a few new batches from our Brilliance range to the shop today. Brilliance is a blend of fine British lustre wool and silk, perfect for lightweight garments and all kinds of lace. It has an amazing glow and drape. This is Brilliance 4 Ply in 'Silver'.
#britishwool #laceknitting #yarn #handdyedyarn #wool #knitting #handdyed #yarnporn #crochet #tricot #dyersofig #stricken #strikning #breiwerk #neulominen #maglieria #strikking #garn #stickning #yarnspiration #dyersofinstagram #indieyarn #indiedyer #indiedyed #fil #garen #yarnlove #knitspiration

We added a few new batches from our Brilliance range to the shop today. Brilliance is a blend of fine British lustre wool and silk, perfect for lightweight garments and all kinds of lace. It has an amazing glow and drape. This is Brilliance 4 Ply in 'Silver'.

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Hackney crew! There's a beautiful new space for you! @make.town opened this week, full of sewing and weaving goodness, workshops and a warm welcome (and yes, that's one of our dyeing kits on the shelf). #hackneybusiness #sewing #weaving #yarn #hackney #hackneymakers #eastlondon

Hackney crew! There's a beautiful new space for you! @make.town opened this week, full of sewing and weaving goodness, workshops and a warm welcome (and yes, that's one of our dyeing kits on the shelf).

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I don't need any yarn (for obvious reasons) but even time I come to @wildandwoollyshop I give this Mondim sock yarn a squish 💓
#lys #knitting #yarn

I don't need any yarn (for obvious reasons) but even time I come to @wildandwoollyshop I give this Mondim sock yarn a squish 💓

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