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  1. New Superhero Genes Colours on Moonbroch Yarn

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    It turns out there are lots of people who love blue just as much as I do. When we added a sock yarn in a set of superhero genes colours several sold out fast. We'll be dyeing more of these when the next batch of sock yarn arrives.

    For now, there's something rather special.

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    Superhero Genes dyed onto our Moonbroch base

    Moonbroch is luscious stuff. It's a blend of kid mohair and silk, spun so that the mohair forms a haze round the silk core. The silk core produces a yarn with plenty of strength, so the yarn can be used on its own or combined with other yarns where the mohair will contribute a gentle haze of fluff.

    As always with our Superhero Genes colours we're donating 50% of the proceeds from these to Genetic Disorders UK. 

    The eagle eyed amongst you will have spotted an addition to the Superhero Genes lineup - Midnight Blue.

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    Darker than a navy this would be stunning paired with a black yarn so you'd geta slight colour shift.

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    Superhero Genes Navy Blue

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    Superhero Genes Steel Blue

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    Superhero Genes Slate Blue

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    Superhero Genes Phantom Blue

    The Superhero Genes colours - and more - will be in the shop update on Thursday 4th June at 1900 so if you're browsing before then they won't be visible. moonbroch superhero genes group kid mohair silk fluffy hand dyed yarn indie

  2. 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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