Indie Dyers: Hand Dyed Yarns

Featured Indie Dyer of the Month: The Manchester Tart

Throughout November we are super excited to present to you a mini collection of vibrant hand dyed yarns from The Manchester Tart, and to tell you a little about the amazing Tracey – the dyer (and scientist) behind the yarn!

We have four exclusive hand painted colourways from The Manchester Tart, designed especially for Laughing Hens customers, up for grabs during November. Three of the colourways (Ms. Galactic, Dr. Abacus and Mr. Gobbler) are on Superwash Sock, a 75% merino 25% nylon base, whilst The. Bee is on Superwash Merino 4 Ply which is 100% superwash merino. These bases are both standard 4 Ply yarns at 400m per 100g on 3.25mm needles and will knit or crochet to most patterns requiring this type of yarn.

As a Micro-Biologist turned Luxury Natural Fibre Yarn Sales Executive, Tracey is inspired by science, flora and fauna. The resulting Manchester Tart yarns are not only completely unique, eye-grabbing and drool worthy but tell a story and are super fun to knit and crochet with. For our feature this month, Tracey has designed us four colourways inspired by the chemistry behind fireworks, bonfire night and November tradition. We can’t wait to get some on our needles and hooks!

Tracey’s colourway “The. Bee” is being sold in aid of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) with a whopping £5 per skein being donated to this amazing cause.  

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