Burrow & Soar

Leicester, England · 584 Sales


Burrow & Soar

Leicester, England 584 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Wow, thank you everyone - my recent yarns have gone like hot cakes! More coming...


Last updated on 25 Jan, 2017

Wow, thank you everyone - my recent yarns have gone like hot cakes! More coming...

Fran McCarthy

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Fran McCarthy


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5 out of 5 stars

Sandraugiga on 19 Feb, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I already knitted some socks from the Deep Midwinter Sock blank, and these are such amazing colors, so that when this lot came up, I bought them all up. Now what to make of it? A sweater? A large shawl? More socks? I just love them.


Sandraugiga on 19 Feb, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is such an eccellent color to add as an accent, I just had to have it. I love it. Right in time for spring. Thank you for your magical dyeing craft Fran.

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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!

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Another new yarn, fresh from drying: the rich gold and greens of late summer in a skein of Autumn Wheat Field

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'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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Aslan: 100g hand painted merino/nylon sock yarn
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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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Last updated on 23 August, 2011

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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.
I aim to post the day after payment has cleared, so you should get your items fairly quickly, dependent on the service and where you are in the world. 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!
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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.

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Last updated on 06 Dec, 2016
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Frances McCarthy
24 Nursery Grove
Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire LE12 8FD l
United Kingdom