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January sale

And a Happy New Year to you all. In celebration of the start of a brand new year, I’m offering 15% off all yarn – that includes all hand-dyed and Lotus Yarns Yak. And, to add some icing on the cake, I’ll be adding NEW hand-dyed yarn to the shop during the week which will [...]

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Some good things

Things are not the best in the Skein Queen household of late – in fact, I’d go so far as to declare it an Annus Horribilis or at least a Mensis Horribilis. But I’m not going to dwell on the doom and gloom – I’m going to find some good things to talk about. Good [...]

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New yarns coming soon

Here at Skein Queen hq, I like to be able to offer a wide range of luxury yarn bases for you to try and thought I’d give you a preview of some newcomers waiting in the SQirkshop, bare and naked and ready to be dyed. The yarn information pages have all been updated on the [...]

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Shop update preview

Running late this week due to rainy weather – the Desire and Wisp weren’t dry until this very morning The update is tonight at 8pm BST as usual. There will be no update next week as I’ll be dyeing up club yarn. Without further delay, just a few highlights: Mansionhouse – Little Desire Heathcliff – [...]

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Cashmeeeeere and Lazyhill stitch markers

Most of the Lotus Yarns Cashmere has been restocked – a couple of colours did sell out at I Knit – but most of the range is back in stock. Not only that but there are some brand new colours now in the shop – some of which will feature in the next issue of [...]

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Squee! Club sign ups

For Autumn, the Plushness club continues with The Queen’s Reading Room theme based on my favourite books. The colourways will be inspired by a different novel each month and if you choose to read along, all the better. My taste is mostly contemporary fiction but encompasses 19th and 20thC fiction, American fiction and I especially [...]

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Exquisite, clouds and snails

Announcing the Great Big Skein Queen 2nd Anniversary Shop Update Thursday 11th June 8pm BST Introducing a brand new yarn base – Exquisite – merino, cashmere, nylon Proud Peacock in Exquisite – 2 skeins Lovebird in Exquisite – 1 skein (v. similar to Firebird but this one has more pink) Firebird in Exquisite – 1 [...]

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Feeling rubbish

Hands up – who hasn’t had a seasonal cold this week and if not, how have you escaped? I’ve been feeling so sorry for myself these last two nights, I’ve gone to bed early with a book – something I haven’t done for a while. I’m about as slow a reader as a knitter – [...]

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Thank you to everyone who mosied on over to the new yarn emporium to browse, register or purchase. I need to get restocked with hand-dyed but there’s still some pre-dyed cashmere and bamboo in there awaiting the right owner. We had a few PayPal issues over the weekend, but they have now been resolved. This [...]

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Sneaky peek

I’ve put together a sneaky peek at what’s to come in the shop update later in the week. I’ve been experimenting with tried and tested colourways on different yarn types and also taking a colourway and changing just one colour to see the overall effect. I’ve also been experimenting with different ways of photographing the [...]

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