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Last updated on Jan 23, 2019

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Helen Reed

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Helen Reed


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About Thewoolkitchen

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I'm a wool head........

I’m Helen an Indie dyer of yarns, based in East London I work from home running my cottage industry. In between yarn dyeing and school runs (yes I’m a Mother to the future, no pressure) I mostly Knit, watching films, drinking tea and do my best to avoid tiding up!
Knitting with hand-dyed yarns and a true love of colour Has lead me here. So lets not hear “I’m not a good enough knitter!!!” Get your self some lush yarn that makes you want to craft and throw all your K1/P1 at it!
We use a vast range of dye techniques to creat short change colours ( to avoid pooling all though I love a good pool party and with the right pattern can still be achieved) along with our ZIP yarn that satisfy the curiosity of introducing colour to your project work without fear of neon overload. But hey if you need to itch that colour scratch......... say no more, and remember ENJOY EVERY STITCH!!!!!

Make a project count!
All ethically sourced Yarns.
I insure all our high quality acid dye is diffused and keep water wast to a minimum.

For the love of yarn!

I advice you hand wash your finished projects. You have worked hard on them.
I rise all yarn to ensure there is no dye bleed (not normal colour pouring like wine from yarn when wet), some colour tint may occur from strong coloured yarns (blocking bath has slight colour drop is normal), if you are working with a mix of yarn please swatch and wash to check for cross colour continuation ( a very rare thing but never say never). You may want to pre rinse yarn before you start work.

* please note from my own experience wool washes can/dose cause colour realise more then water alone, I still use them and haven't notice any brightness loss from yarn in doing so.

But mostly ENJOY EVERY STITCH always be proud, faults and all.

Grab a cuppa and your knitting, stay a while and explore my shop!

Helen (Mrs Kitchen)

Shop members

  • Helen

    Owner, Designer, Dyer

    Yarn dyeing Woolhead! Northen lass making E17 London more woolly! Good knitter / bad Speller. TWK project share #thewoolkitchen

Shop policies

Last updated on November 6, 2017
Welcome to my kitchen, the kettel's on, so stay for a bit and get lost in wool :)

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please remember the wool I sell has been hand dyed and painted. I dye in colour batches but colour ways will vary. Remember to hand wash wool. If you are unhappy with your wool it will need to sent back to me in skein form. And well packed Posted recored for a refund of item cost only. Please mail if you have any questions.
We will ship within 3-5 days once payment has cleared,

All packages will be sent 1st class in the UK we do not take responsibility for lost packages and can only provide post date and receipt number if this occurs.
If you wish your package to be recorded please see option at check out. ( this insures your postage up-to £50)

All packages outside of the UK will be sent as standard delivery, we do not take responsibility for lost packages and can only provide post date and receipt number if this occurs.
There is a Track and sign option at checkout. ( This insures your postage up to £50).

* Note No claims can be made for lost packages with standard delivery and no refunds or replacement will be provided. If you want to guarantee delivery then please opt for Recorded/ Tracked options this is the responsibility of the buyer.

** We strongly recommend that for orders over £50 that you opt for recorded delivery (see above point).

Please note that for international orders, the purchaser is responsible for any customs duties or taxes.

If you want something a little quicker then please contact us and we will see what we can do.

More information

Last updated on Apr 27, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

I offer a dye to order service on per exciting colours only. There is a minimum of 300g per order, I will schedule your order into my dye plan but please be aware this could take up to and including 4 weeks before shipping. Please be mindful that we update every 2 weeks and this offer is for when you need a bigger quantity ie a sweater for an example. I do NOT offer a dye to order on a colour you have come up with. I know this may be disappointing but unfortunately time and demand no longer allows this. You will need to pay upfront for your order and no refunds, exchanges or cancellations are offered on this service.

Will you be dying that colour again?

YES! Unless a listing stats OOAK (one of a kind), discontinued or Sale then it will be dyed again. We update every 2 weeks and yarns sell out quickly so please keep up to date via out news letter and Instagram for times and dates.

When will my yarn be shipped?

We pack All orders on a Tuesday after an update and do a post office run on a Wednesday. If it is mid update I do a post office run Wednesday and Saturday.