SixSkeins

Luxurious Perran Yarns handdyed, beautiful, wearable

Perranporth, United Kingdom · 2136 Sales

SixSkeins

Luxurious Perran Yarns handdyed, beautiful, wearable

Perranporth, United Kingdom 2136 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Steph

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Luxurious hand dyed Perran Yarns & modern feminine yarn-inspired accessories, readymade or in pattern form. Custom dye orders welcome. Multi-skein purchase discount available.
Like & follow me on Facebook & Twitter for exciting product news & special offers:
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Follow me (SixSkeins) on Instagram & Pinterest for inspiration and colour!

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Last updated on Nov 29, 2016

See FAQs below for last Christmas order dates!
Luxurious hand dyed Perran Yarns & modern feminine yarn-inspired accessories, readymade or in pattern form. Custom dye orders welcome. Multi-skein purchase discount available.
Like & follow me on Facebook & Twitter for exciting product news & special offers:
http://www.facebook.com/PerranYarns
http://www.facebook.com/Sixskeins
http://www.twitter.com/Sixskeins
Follow me (SixSkeins) on Instagram & Pinterest for inspiration and colour!

Steph

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Steph

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Dyeing more Sandy Toes on various yarn bases; it's one of our most popular colourways!
Just one 100gram skein of this handdyed laceweight banana yarn is enough for an adult summer tunic top!
These gorgeous sill seacell handdyed Perran Yarns are ready for labelling!
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About

Always dyeing to knit and crochet!

My shop started as an outlet for my knitting and crochet passion - originally passed down from my grandmothers. One knitted, the other crocheted, so I had the best of both worlds!

Sewing seams is not on my favourites list. This is why you will find my patterns often use magic loop technique on a long circular needle - seam-free and so easy to carry around in a handbag! If you don't know how to do this just take a peek on YouTube for an easy lesson. You'll never look back.

I taught myself to dye yarns when I couldn't find the colour blends and yarn bases I wanted here in the UK for my own projects. Now I am thrilled to be one of many indie yarn dyers, each with their own slightly different results. My Perran Yarns are my tribute to living near Perranporth on the beautiful south-west coast of Cornwall, England which is frequently the inspiration for my colourways.

I love to kettle-dye vibrant saturated colours and am always amazed by the myriad of shades resulting from mixing them in the dye pot. My own need for supersoft non-itchy yarns to wear against sensitive skin means that I choose only the softest base yarns to dye; you will often find blends of cashmere and silk in my stock. I dye in small batches in my home kitchen, and keep a dye recipe book so colourways are as repeatable as hand-dyeing gets!

Custom dyeing is becoming a speciality; I have dyed yarns to match food, fashion photos, and wedding dress fabric! If you have a particular shade of yarn in mind, get in touch - I love the challenge of a colour match and custom dyes are priced the same as my regular stock, based on the yarn cost.

Take a while to browse around my shop and feel free to contact me if you have any questions, ideas, or custom order requests.

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  • Steph

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Shipping, Tea-Making

    Hi! I am a full-time mum and part-time IT professional who loves to be surrounded by yarn. My bag always contains a small knitting or crochet project, ready to make use of any free minutes, plus a notepad to jot down new colourways and designs!

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Last updated on Nov 20, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

I am delighted to take on any requests for custom or wholesale orders - just ask!
Custom dye orders are priced the same as in-stock colourways.
They generally take around 2-3 weeks before they are ready for shipping, as long as I have the required base yarn in stock.
I offer discount for larger quantities of yarn purchased at the same time.
Please ask for your specific requirements and I'll let you know the timescale and cost.

Care instructions

All animal-based fibres (wool, silk, alpaca, cashmere, etc) are dyed with heat using Jacquard dyes and are as colourfast as you can get a hand-dyed yarn, although if regularly exposed to harsh sunlight they will fade the same as any other coloured fabric.
Gentle handwashing and drying (not tumble dryers) is a must as these are premium yarns which you'll want to last!

The plant-based fibres (bamboo, banana, linen, cotton, tencel) are cold-dyed with Procion MX dyes which always releases some of the colour over time, like denim jeans that fade. Handwash these yarns separately in cool water and drip-dry for best results.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I use recycled packaging where possible - if you prefer new (e.g. when the item is for a gift), just let me know when you order.
An additional giftwrap option is available for selection at checkout on suitable items.

Wholesale availability

Perran Yarns are sold on a wholesale basis to several local retailers. If you are a retailer interested in stocking Perran Yarns, please email us at the address below for a copy of our current terms.

Shipping and tracking

UK packages are sent via Royal Mail First Class post, and usually arrive within 1-3 working days. If you live locally I am happy to arrange collection, just contact me.

Packages to destinations outside the UK up to £20 value are sent by Royal Mail International Standard (airmail without tracking). These usually arrive within 1-2 weeks, but may be up to 6 weeks due to Customs procedures.
If you would like tracking on orders under £20, please convo me prior to purchase.

Packages to destinations outside the UK over £20 value are sent by Royal Mail International Priority (airmail including tracking facility and/or signature on delivery). These usually arrive within 1 week, but may still be delayed up to 6 weeks due to Customs procedures.

Christmas 2016

Please complete your order by the dates given where delivery is required before Christmas 2016. Remember that this is a busy time of year so shipping service delays are likely, which I cannot influence, so order early to avoid disappointment!
Wed 30th Nov - Africa, Middle East
Mon 5th Dec - Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia), Caribbean, Central America, South America
Wed 7th Dec - Australia, Greece, New Zealand
Mon 12th Dec - Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Wed 14th Dec - Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
Mon 19th Dec - UK