Skeinheroine

British wool, naturally dyed, with love & plant colour

Reading, England | 107 Sales

Skeinheroine

British wool, naturally dyed, with love & plant colour

Reading, England 107 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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Announcement    Hello and welcome to our shop. We hand dye wonderful single breed British wool, all grown by sheep on British farms, spun in British mills and dyed using plant colour in our cottage kitchen in rural West Berkshire, England.

We just love using plants to produce our colours. We use plants grown in our riverside garden, foraged from the woods and hedgerows that surround our home, and, botanical extracts.

You can see more of our story on Instagram and Facebook.



All yarns will be supplied in the hank.

It is never our intention to profit from postage and if you do overpay we will endeavour to refund you the difference. If you require tracked and signed for postage, please contact us prior to ordering otherwise all orders are sent 1st class.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further help.



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Last updated on 15 Mar, 2019

Hello and welcome to our shop. We hand dye wonderful single breed British wool, all grown by sheep on British farms, spun in British mills and dyed using plant colour in our cottage kitchen in rural West Berkshire, England.

We just love using plants to produce our colours. We use plants grown in our riverside garden, foraged from the woods and hedgerows that surround our home, and, botanical extracts.

You can see more of our story on Instagram and Facebook.



All yarns will be supplied in the hank.

It is never our intention to profit from postage and if you do overpay we will endeavour to refund you the difference. If you require tracked and signed for postage, please contact us prior to ordering otherwise all orders are sent 1st class.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further help.



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British wool, naturally dyed, with love and plant colour in our kitchen in rural west Berkshire.

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Last updated on 25 Feb, 2019
Frequently asked questions
The yarn doesn't look the same colour as it did on the website. Can I return it?

Whilst we strive to match the colour possible, we can't control how your computer displays it. So unless we have sent you the wrong colour, if you choose to return it we will refund you on the basis that you have changed your mind, not that there is a fault with the yarn.

How fast will I get my delivery?

If you are ordering a sweater quantity of yarn, we always dye these in a single dyelot to make sure you get a good colour match across all the skeins, so you’ll need to allow us a few days to dye the yarn and get it dry before it’s sent out to you. We will let you know when it’s been posted so you know when to start stalking your postman. For all other yarn we aim to post within 48 hours of your order. If for any reason postage will be delayed (for example, if we are holiday or away at a yarn show) we’ll put a note in the shop so you can see before you order.

I liked the colour in the skein but now it is balled up I don't like it. Can I return it?

Sorry but because yarn may be stretched by balling or damaged in other ways, once you have taken the ties off the skein, unless the yarn is faulty, you cannot return it to us.

Can I machine wash the garments made from your yarn?

If a yarn is described as super wash, theoretically it can be machine washed at 30 degrees. However, because those hand knitted items are so precious, we recommend gentle hand washing in cool water. I have a page on my blog at www.skeinheroine.com detailing my recommended method for washing naturally dyed wool. This can be found in the drop down menu.

How much yarn will I need?

That depends on the pattern. The best way to gauge is to check how many metres of yarn you need and then buy that meterage in the same weight. So if, for example, the pattern says you need 1100m of 4ply, and a skein of our yarn measures 400m , you should buy at least 3 skeins to ensure you have enough.

Can I order a specific colour?

We don’t currently offer a custom dye service but if we’ve previously stocked a colourway you loved but you didn’t buy when it was in stock, or we don’t have enough in stock currently for your project, please do email us and we will see what we can do to help.

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Alison White
Mill House, Church Road
BRADFIELD, Berkshire RG7 6BX
United Kingdom