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.

A few beauties from our handspun sale. We have light 4 ply through to chunky in a range of styles - core spun, thread plied, slubs as well as regular smooth plied yarns. 
#handspun #spinningyarn #handspunyarn #indieyarn

A few beauties from our handspun sale. We have light 4 ply through to chunky in a range of styles - core spun, thread plied, slubs as well as regular smooth plied yarns.

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Handspun yarn is here! We have a  added a whole load of beautiful, one-off skeins to the shop. I'm already having second thoughts about parting with some of them, so get in quit before I change my mind!
A few weeks ago I mentioned that we are struggling for space, having to change stuff around at home because of the lockdown, and need to sell a lot of stuff that I wouldn't normally. Handspun yarn came up as one of the things you most wanted to see, so I've listed that first (actually I may have added some other goodies too).
#yarn #indieyarn #handspunyarn #handspun #spinnersofinstagram #spinnersofig #artyarn

Handspun yarn is here! We have a added a whole load of beautiful, one-off skeins to the shop. I'm already having second thoughts about parting with some of them, so get in quit before I change my mind! A few weeks ago I mentioned that we are struggling for space, having to change stuff around at home because of the lockdown, and need to sell a lot of stuff that I wouldn't normally. Handspun yarn came up as one of the things you most wanted to see, so I've listed that first (actually I may have added some other goodies too).

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This is our Painted Yarn Dyeing Kit! Get started with dyeing and create a classic, hand-painted skein. Choose from three yarn weights and three colour combos (or email us and we'll make up a custom colour set for you). The Deluxe Miniskeins Edition kit you saw earlier in the week is sold out for the moment because we've run out of miniskeins! We're hoping to have more made up in a week's time. 
#yarndyeing #handdyeing #dyeyourown #learntodye #dyeingkit #dyekit #yarndyeingkit

This is our Painted Yarn Dyeing Kit! Get started with dyeing and create a classic, hand-painted skein. Choose from three yarn weights and three colour combos (or email us and we'll make up a custom colour set for you). The Deluxe Miniskeins Edition kit you saw earlier in the week is sold out for the moment because we've run out of miniskeins! We're hoping to have more made up in a week's time.

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Our Yarn Dyeing Kits have been a popular activity during lockdown, so we've just made up a few more of this one, the Deluxe Miniskeins Edition.
We have several different kits available, plus you can buy our book on its own, and we even have some free dyeing tutorials on our website.
There have been so many challenges for small businesses relating to the pandemic. Although we've been unable to do much dyeing, we hoped that we'd be able to continue offering dyeing kits, but a few weeks ago we hit a problem and ran out. It's been increasing difficult to get hold of the equipment that goes into the kits because supply chains have been so disrupted. For example, the company that makes the bottles we use is not producing them at the moment because they need the capacity in their factory to make bottles for hand sanitiser. We're really grateful to have found alternative and to be able to offer these kits again. 
#yarndying #learntodye #dyeing #dyeyourown #dyekit #dyeingkit #yarndyeingkit

Our Yarn Dyeing Kits have been a popular activity during lockdown, so we've just made up a few more of this one, the Deluxe Miniskeins Edition. We have several different kits available, plus you can buy our book on its own, and we even have some free dyeing tutorials on our website. There have been so many challenges for small businesses relating to the pandemic. Although we've been unable to do much dyeing, we hoped that we'd be able to continue offering dyeing kits, but a few weeks ago we hit a problem and ran out. It's been increasing difficult to get hold of the equipment that goes into the kits because supply chains have been so disrupted. For example, the company that makes the bottles we use is not producing them at the moment because they need the capacity in their factory to make bottles for hand sanitiser. We're really grateful to have found alternative and to be able to offer these kits again.

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▶️▶️ Swipe for spoiler▶️▶️ May's Nature Lovers Club edition was 'Rosemary', inspired by the tiny, orchid-like flowers of this humble common herb. Spending so much time on our little terrace plot has certainly given us the chance to notice the little things like these.
Nature Lovers Club is open for new subscribers at the moment, join now to receive June's shade inspired by the natural world.
#yarnclub #indiedyedyarn #indieyarnclub #monthlyyarnclub #mysteryyarnclub #inspiredbynature #yarn #handdyedyarn #sockyarn

▶️▶️ Swipe for spoiler▶️▶️ May's Nature Lovers Club edition was 'Rosemary', inspired by the tiny, orchid-like flowers of this humble common herb. Spending so much time on our little terrace plot has certainly given us the chance to notice the little things like these. Nature Lovers Club is open for new subscribers at the moment, join now to receive June's shade inspired by the natural world.

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Black is back! Favourite Sock in 'Black like my Soul'.
#handdyedyarn #yarn #indiedyer #blackyarn

Black is back! Favourite Sock in 'Black like my Soul'.

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This is one of the batches from last week's day off* - Favourite Sock merino 4 ply in 'Blushed', a one off mottled shade in pinks, mauve and burnt orange. .
* Day off childcare. Honestly, working felt like a holiday. .
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#handdyed #yarn #indieyarn #variegatedyarn #indiedyed #indiedyer #yarnspiration #skeins #garn #knitting

This is one of the batches from last week's day off* - Favourite Sock merino 4 ply in 'Blushed', a one off mottled shade in pinks, mauve and burnt orange. . * Day off childcare. Honestly, working felt like a holiday. . .

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🌧️ Did someone say sweater weather? 🌧️ Like we need an excuse to plan another project 😄 We've got sweater quantities of loads of shades of our DK yarn at the moment, which is our favourite weight for sweaters and cardigans.
#indiedyer #yarn #handdyedyarn #indieyarn #knittingyarn #sweateryarn #sweaterknitting #garn #yarnspiration #stricken #strikking #tricot #stickning #varigatedyarn #speckledyed #semisolidyarn

🌧️ Did someone say sweater weather? 🌧️ Like we need an excuse to plan another project 😄 We've got sweater quantities of loads of shades of our DK yarn at the moment, which is our favourite weight for sweaters and cardigans.

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We know that hand dyed yarn can seem expensive. Have you ever wondered what makes up those costs? In our latest blog post we're showing you exactly where your money goes! Why are we doing this? Unfortunately we're increasing our prices from next week, and we believe in being transparent about the reasons and our costs. There's still time to shop before the increase of there's something you've had your eye on!
#yarndyer #indieyarn #indiedyer

We know that hand dyed yarn can seem expensive. Have you ever wondered what makes up those costs? In our latest blog post we're showing you exactly where your money goes! Why are we doing this? Unfortunately we're increasing our prices from next week, and we believe in being transparent about the reasons and our costs. There's still time to shop before the increase of there's something you've had your eye on!

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A peaceful spot in the garden. When we moved here just over 3 years ago I bought as many favourites from my old garden as I could, including a cutting of this beautiful clematis. There are not many things that will be as happy as this on a north fence.

A peaceful spot in the garden. When we moved here just over 3 years ago I bought as many favourites from my old garden as I could, including a cutting of this beautiful clematis. There are not many things that will be as happy as this on a north fence.

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Swipe to see last month's shade 'Iris'. Nature Lovers Club is open for new subscribers. Join now to receive May's edition, inspired by the wonders of nature!
#yarnclub #yarn #handdyedyarn #indieyarnclub #monthlyyarnclub #mysteryyarnclub #handdyed #indieyarn #indiedyer #garn

Swipe to see last month's shade 'Iris'. Nature Lovers Club is open for new subscribers. Join now to receive May's edition, inspired by the wonders of nature!

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There's a new batch of Fuzzy Lace in 'Professor Plum' in the shop! It's been frustratingly difficult to dye up the repeatable colourways that we've run out of without access to the studio, so it felt great to see this little batch emerge looking so beautiful. This shade sold out back in January!
#yarn #handdyed #indieyarn #garn #fluffyyarn #brushedyarn #skeins #semisolidyarn #alpacayarn #alpacasilk #surialpacayarn #surialpaca #surialpacasilk #yarnspiration #indiedyed

There's a new batch of Fuzzy Lace in 'Professor Plum' in the shop! It's been frustratingly difficult to dye up the repeatable colourways that we've run out of without access to the studio, so it felt great to see this little batch emerge looking so beautiful. This shade sold out back in January!

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Edit: I've limited these to one per customer to make sure that everyone gets a change.
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This is what you might find in your Letterbox Lucky Dip with the 'Mostly semi-solids/tonals' option. Every box is different and carefully curated from over 20 colours we've prepared for these. 
#miniskeins #handdyedyarn #yarn #knittingkit #sockminis #indieyarn #indiedyer #knitting

Edit: I've limited these to one per customer to make sure that everyone gets a change. . This is what you might find in your Letterbox Lucky Dip with the 'Mostly semi-solids/tonals' option. Every box is different and carefully curated from over 20 colours we've prepared for these.

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Introducing Letterbox Lucky Dip! 5 x 20g hand dyed minis in a mailbox-friendly package for just £16 (buying 5 miniskeins individually would cost £22.50). Choose from semi-solids/tonals or mixed styles. Use them for contrast stripes, scrappy projects, colourwork, or accessories. Being letter-post sized, UK 1st class postage is just £2 on these boxes and all our miniskeins (we've found  awesome new boxes to enable us to do this).
#miniskeins #sockminis #handdyed #yarn #indieyarn #luckydipyarn

Introducing Letterbox Lucky Dip! 5 x 20g hand dyed minis in a mailbox-friendly package for just £16 (buying 5 miniskeins individually would cost £22.50). Choose from semi-solids/tonals or mixed styles. Use them for contrast stripes, scrappy projects, colourwork, or accessories. Being letter-post sized, UK 1st class postage is just £2 on these boxes and all our miniskeins (we've found awesome new boxes to enable us to do this).

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Did you know that we sell undyed yarn? Use as a contrast colour, dye it yourself or just appreciate its natural beauty! Find it in our shop under Yarn > Special Collections > Undyed/natural
#yarn #yarnfordyeing #undyedyarn #woolyarn #naturalyarn

Did you know that we sell undyed yarn? Use as a contrast colour, dye it yourself or just appreciate its natural beauty! Find it in our shop under Yarn > Special Collections > Undyed/natural

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The sunshine makes me want to start planning lightweight projects ☀️ our Brilliance 4 Ply and Lace yarns are perfect for summer garments and shawls. 
#handdyedyarn #indieyarn #shawlknitting #knitting #garn #yarnspiration #knittingaddict #strikking #stickning #stricken #summerknits #summeryarn  #indiedyerw

The sunshine makes me want to start planning lightweight projects ☀️ our Brilliance 4 Ply and Lace yarns are perfect for summer garments and shawls.

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Because we all need more rainbows 🌈 Lustre Blend in 'Lollipop' gradient. Lustre blend is a luxurious blend of fine British lustre wools, natural grey merino and mulberry silk. It really glows with our hand-dyed colours. 
#spinningfiber #spinningfibre #handpaintedfibre #handdyedfibre #handdyedfiber #gradientbraid #gradientfiber #gradientfibre #indiefibre #indiedyer #rainbowfibre #rainbowfiber #gradientspinning #handspinning #britishwoolfibre

Because we all need more rainbows 🌈 Lustre Blend in 'Lollipop' gradient. Lustre blend is a luxurious blend of fine British lustre wools, natural grey merino and mulberry silk. It really glows with our hand-dyed colours.

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Fuzzy Lace in 'Lollipop', a variegated rainbow. Fuzzy Lace is a blend of softest baby Suri Alpaca and Mulberry silk.
Our next large parcel drop is tomorrow (Tuesday) but we can ship orders of 1-3 skeins throughout the week.
#handdyed #yarn #brushedyarn #alpacasilk #fluffyyarn #rainbowyarn

Fuzzy Lace in 'Lollipop', a variegated rainbow. Fuzzy Lace is a blend of softest baby Suri Alpaca and Mulberry silk. Our next large parcel drop is tomorrow (Tuesday) but we can ship orders of 1-3 skeins throughout the week.

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Our super-chunky Phlump Merino yarn comes in 200g mega skeins. It's perfect for beginners and instant gratification projects on 10mm needles (we also stock those).
#knitting #knittingyarn #rainbowyarn #superchunkyyarn #superbulky #handdyedyarn #yarn #tricot

Our super-chunky Phlump Merino yarn comes in 200g mega skeins. It's perfect for beginners and instant gratification projects on 10mm needles (we also stock those).

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Our next shipping day for larger parcels (more than 3 skeins, dyeing kits etc) is Tuesday! We've had quite a few orders over the weekend, which makes it worth us doing an earlier drop than we would have. 
#yarn #handdyedyarn #indieyarn #garn #knitting #indiedyer

Our next shipping day for larger parcels (more than 3 skeins, dyeing kits etc) is Tuesday! We've had quite a few orders over the weekend, which makes it worth us doing an earlier drop than we would have.

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