Making Yarn A Little More Affordable

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Over the last few months there have been lots of discussions about affordability in the hand dyed yarn market.

Some of these discussions have been about the extra cost involved in buying yarn to make garments in bigger sizes. If you’re used to buying fabric rather than yarn then the difference in the amount of materials between sizes can be surprising. When you think about it it makes sense – fabric is bought by length so several sizes fit across the width and use the same or similar lengths (then it jumps a lot once you can’t fit two main pieces across the width). Yarn is different – as you’re creating only the fabric you need there’s less waste, so the difference between sizes is a lot more noticeable.

I looked at ways making garment quantities of yarn more affordable. The first option was to set up kits so each extra skein after the first three or four cost less. It quickly became obvious that getting the website to do this without lots of extra work wasn’t possible. So I went back to basics.

As a business, where we save money on bigger orders is on the less visible stuff. We save time (it’s much quicker to make up one bigger order than four smaller ones), ink, paper, packing materials and bank charges for processing payments.

So we’re going to try making things a little more affordable by taking 10% off your order if you spend £80 or more. That’s four or five skeins of yarn, depending on the base you choose. You can mix and match across everything in the shop to get to the £80 figure, so there’s lots of flexibility in there.

To get the discount use the code SAVE10 at checkout and 10% will come off the costs of your goods.

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