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  1. On Thursday we'll be adding to the range of colours available on the One Farm Yarn base.

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    There's a whole rainbow of beautiful dark shades.

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    These are colours that we usually take to shows and often they're the first to be snapped up. There's something about these beautiful subtle shades which makes me think of projects where combining colours will produce something magical. Adding black to the colours (that's how we get the shades) adds sophistication too, making these the perfect choice if you don't want bright colours. 

    We've taken lots of photos of different colour combinations for you so you can see how the colours work together. Today we'll share the combinations of the eight new colours, then later in the week we'll show you how the colours look with a neutral fade and superhero genes blues.

    As always if there's a combination you'd like to see please get in touch. It's easy to take some quick photos on my phone and often that's enough to confirm that the combination works in the way you hoped.

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    One quick trick for seeing how much contrats there is between colours is to convert a photo of them into greyscale. You can see that the dark turquoise skein (top left) is a little lighter than everything else, so it will provide some extra contrast.

    First up are pairs of colours from the opposite sides of the colour wheel. If I wanted to knit stripes with these colours I'd choose these combinations for contrast. You'll clearly see the stripes when close up, however the overall effect remains subtle because both colours are dark. 

    duo dark red and turquoise skeins one farm yarn 4ply hand dyed british wo

    Dark red and turquoise One Farm Yarn

    duo dark orange and blue skeins one farm yarn 4ply hand dyed british wool

    Dark orange and blue One Farm Yarn

    duo dark yellow and violet skeins one farm yarn 4ply hand dyed british wo

    Dark yellow and violet One Farm Yarn

    duo dark green and pink skeins one farm yarn 4ply hand dyed british wool

    Dark green and pink One Farm Yarn

    If you're looking for three colourw hich work together, you'll find some stunning combinations when you take the three colours next to each other on the colour wheel.

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    Dark red, orange and yellow One Farm Yarn

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    Dark orange, yellow and green One Farm Yarn

    trio dark yellow green turquoise one farm yarn 4ply hand dyed british wool

    Dark yellow, green and turquoise One Farm Yarn

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    Dark green, turquoise and blue One Farm Yarn

    trio dark turquoise blue violet one farm yarn 4ply hand dyed british wool

    Dark turquoise, blue and violet One Farm Yarn

    trio dark blue violet pink one farm yarn 4ply hand dyed british wool the k

    Dark blue, violet and pink One Farm Yarn

    trio dark violet pink red one farm yarn 4ply hand dyed british wool the kn

    Dark violet, pink and red One Farm Yarn

    trio dark pink red orange one farm yarn 4ply hand dyed british wool the kn

    Dark pink, red and orange One Farm Yarn

    These yarns will be available from 1900 on Thursday 20th August 2020, so if you're browsing before then you won't see them.

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  2. This week we'll be adding some yarn to the last chance section of the shop.

     

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    Typically yarns go into the last chance section when they've been with us for too long, or where there's one of a batch left and a new batch has been dyed. It's a great way to get hold of our yarns for a little less, and sometimes you might find just what you want.

    This week the yarns we're adding are slightly different - they were originally for sale through a local fabric shop. When non essential shops closed down the yarn came back to us and it's been safely quarentined for weeks. 

    As the yarns were stock for a shop there's plenty of variety, but only a skein of most things. The yarn above is our BFL mohair base - and once these colours go we don't have any more of that base to dye.

    The yarns will be in the shop at 1900 on Thursday 6th August at 1900 - but subscribers to the newsletter will get first choice before then. Sign up before 1230 tomorrow to get your early access invitation.