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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. New BFL Masham Colours

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    Our BFL Masham is one of my favourite yarns. Masham sheep are common in Yorkshire and this gorgeous blend was created and spun by one of our local mills.

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    The natural colour is the soft silvery oatmeal colour in the right (and the colour on the left is coal)

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    We've added eight new moody shades to the range. These would work beautifully together and they're also ideal for combining with neutral shades. There are 400 meters to each 100 g skein and the yarn should substitute well in most 4ply patterns. We don't recommend this blend for socks - the soft bouncy yarn structure that makes it such a delight for garments and shawls menas it lacks the strength needed for wearing on your feet.

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    shaded green coal silver blue faced leicester masham yarn British indie dye

    shaded turquoise coal silver blue faced leicester masham yarn British indie

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    shaded raspberry coal silver blue faced leicester masham yarn British indie

    The new BFL Masham colours will be in the shop from 1900 on Thursday 23rd July.