Burrow & Soar

Leicester, England | 1408 Sales


Burrow & Soar

Leicester, England 1408 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   New Year new yarn! Lots of new listings and more on the way in the next few days, PLUS free UK shipping.


Last updated on 12 Jan, 2019

New Year new yarn! Lots of new listings and more on the way in the next few days, PLUS free UK shipping.

Fran McCarthy

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Fran McCarthy

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SALE TIME! I've just reduced prices on all my listings to make way for new stock. Come and grab a bargain!
Another new yarn, fresh from drying: the rich gold and greens of late summer in a skein of Autumn Wheat Field
'Aslan', a new sock yarn in the shop today. I love these earthy, brilliant golds, and they play so well with other shades in garter stitch or colourwork shawls. Imagine this paired with amethyst, or brilliant blue...
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Independent-minded hand dyer from the English heartland

Hi there! I'm Frances, I create hand dyed yarn from my workshop in deepest Leicestershire. I have a background in art, and was getting frustrated with some of the limited colours in hand dyed yarn, so I started dyeing my own. With some knowledge of colour, and a lot of impatient experiments, I've built up my own palette and ways of dyeing. I try not to follow trends, but instead produce something beautiful, something useful and good to knit with, and something that excites the eye.

I use primarily sock weight yarns, concentrating on blends that are fit for purpose and hold colour well. If you're going to spend hours knitting a sock, you don't want the heel to dissapear in one wear! I'm a knitter myself, so everything I do is tested, usually on my own feet...

I also produce a few hand knitted items, usually lace. I grew up in Nottingham, which has an old established Lace Market, and I'm proud I can carry on the tradition of lace knitting in my region.

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  • Fran McCarthy

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    Most important decision-making is left to Monty.

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    Our newest shop member, Zelda is on work experience.

Shop policies

Last updated on 22 February, 2018

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you do want to return a item, please contact me first. We may be able to sort it out together. However, if there is no option but to return the item/s I will refund you by the method of payment in which you paid me, once I have received the items back in the condition in which I sent them. Shipping costs will not be refunded.
Please pay as soon as you can; if you’re having any trouble with paying, pricing, shipping, or anything else, just drop me a line and I’ll be happy to help.

If it's been a few days from the purchase date and I've not yet received a payment then I'll contact you to make sure everything is all right. If , by three days after that contact attempt I don’t receive a message, I will cancel the purchase and relist the item.
For large items, if you would like tracked or a special delivery please contact me before the purchase for a quote – I’m sure we can arrange something that will suit!
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm afraid I don't routinely do custom orders due to high demands on my time from regular dyeing, and the difficulty of reproducing exact skeins or colours.

More information

Last updated on 06 Dec, 2016
Seller details
Frances McCarthy
24 Nursery Grove
BARROW UPON SOAR, Leicestershire LE12 8FD L
United Kingdom