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  1. Superhero Genes on One Farm Yarn

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    Superhero Genes are extra special colourways. The names for these colours come from my amazing 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.

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    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. Right now charities like these need more support than ever.

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    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.

    superhero genes six one farm yarn 4ply hand dyed british wool the knitting

    We've dyed these six colours on our One Farm Yarn base - a glorious blend of BFL and North Country Mule which come from a farm just a few miles away. As a pure wool this blend is perfect for garments and many accessories, however won't stand up well as a sock yarn. 

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    Phantom Blue Superhero Genes 

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    Slate Blue Superhero Genes

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    Steel Blue Superhero Genes

     

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    Navy Blue Superhero Genes

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    Midnight Blue Superhero Genes

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    Darkest Days Blue Superhero Genes

    The superhero genes yarns work beautifully with neutrals too.

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    neutral fade and steel blue one farm yarn 4ply hand dyed british wool the

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    The Superhero Genes colour will  in the shop from 1900 on Thursday 30th July. 

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  2. Moonbroch Rainbows - Hand dyed Kid Mohair and Silk

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    The second part of this weeks shop update is dyed on our gorgeous Moonbroch base.

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    moonbroch Misty Rainbow kid mohair silk haze hand dyed yarn indie uk yorksh

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    The only time we've offered multicoloured yarns on this base was as part of Operation Social Justice Warrior. So it seems right that this time round these yarns will help raise money for Stonewall UK and BLMUK. We're going to donate 50% of the proceeds from these yarns to charity. We're going to split that money equally between Stonewall UK and BLMUK (Black Lives Matter UK) 

    We've chosen to donate to the UK arm of both charities as both racism and homophobia are still rife in the UK. It's not a problem that only exists elsewhere. 

    Donating 50% of the proceeds from each sale means we cover the cost of materials,  tax and VAT and contribute to studio costs. That means we can continue to support charities on an ongoing basis.

    If you'd like to support the charities directly the links are

    BLMUK

    Stonewall UK

    These yarns will be in the shop at 1900 on Thursday 18th June, so if you're browsing before then you won't see them. Make sure you never miss an update by signing up for our newsletter.

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