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  1. Superhero Genes Hand Dyed Sock Yarn

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    It struck me that I hadn't dyed any of the Superhero colours onto our new British BFL nylon sock base. 

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    I love the combination of black and blue which makes up this colour - and I decided it would be fun to dye batches with different intensities so the colours went from light to dark.

    This means there are four new superhero genes colours.

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    Navy Blue Superhero Genes

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    Steel Blue Superhero Genes

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    Slate Blue Superhero Genes

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    Phantom Blue Superhero Genes.

    TheSuperhero Genes name for these colours come from my lovely friend Scully, and are inspired by her brother Adam who died in 2019. Scully and her mum have asked that money raised from this yarn goes to Jeans for Genes Day.

    Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder. 

    Monies raised on Jeans for Genes Day fund the work of the charity and provide grants to organisations for projects that aim to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders.

    We’ll be donating 50% of the purchase price of these yarns to Genetic Disorders UK. The remaining 50% covers the yarn costs, VAT, tax and dye costs. In turn that means we can make more of these yarns available and hopefully raise more money for this charity.

    If you’d like to donate to Jeans for Genes Day you can do so here

    These yarns will be in the shop at 1900 UK time on Thursday 27th May.

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  2. Colour Inspiration - Tunnocks Caramel Wafers and Tea Cakes

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    It's fair to say that we're Tunnocks fans in this house. So when I was in our local fruit and veg shop a couple of weeks ago and they mentioned that supplies of Tunnocks were running low (the factory has been closed since late March due to COVID19) I made a couple of essentail purchases.

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    We collaborated with Louise Scollay of WoolWork a while back and dyed some Tunnocks inspired colours to raise money for The Migraine Trust.

     

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    This time round we've dyed the colours onto our new BFL nylon sock yarn base. These aren't self striping yarns so the colours will mix together rather than creating clearly defined stripes.

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    The plan is that these yarns will be in the shop update on Thursday 14th May, and that newsletter subscribers will get early access to the first batch.

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    The yarns before reskeining.

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    Same yarns, just reskeined. If you wanted to add solid heels and toes the red mini skiens would work beautifully. You could also go for complete contrast. I'd be very tempted to pair the caramel wafer colourway with some turquoise for maximum clashing.