November 2023 Shop Update November 16 2023, 0 Comments

Clocks have gone back and the evenings are getting even darker - all the more time for knitting and crafting! We have been very busy since the last newsletter - I had a few days away in Brighton, Ashley is currently doing Mocks for his GCSEs next year and Eleanor is practicing for a night hike with the Scouts. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather for her this weekend!

At SQHQ we have been busy perfecting the new recipes and I think you will love these 5 new colourways. They are only available on Crush and Crush DK at the moment but we will add them to the dye to order range very soon as well as dye them up on more bases. If you want to see them in person we will have them at the Open Studio on 9th December.

I have also been doing some work on our email system so look out for new emails from me soon and news on a new email address - if you can add this to your address book that will ensure you continue to receive our emails. The new system will also give you more control over which emails you want to receive which I hope will be useful to you.

Its not a huge shop update this month as developing new repeatable colourways does take longer than dyeing existing recipes or non repeatable ones, but we have lots of yarn in stock so in addition to the new colourways we concentrated on some lovely woolly yarns - Sonsie Aran and Bloom DK - for warmer winter garments and accessories, some Lustrous which is great for those special gifts and some non repeatable skeins of Crush. All the yarn is on line already so do go take a look or read on for more information.


New Colourways

At the beginning of this year we decided to start introducing new repeatable colourways twice a year so we can have a more seasonal selection and ensure there is something new available at the appropriate time of year. So this is our first Autumn Winter collection which is really exciting as previously all new colourways came out in spring so we either didn't dye yarns specifically for this time of year, or they weren't appreciated as much as they should have been when they first came out. I hope you like these colourways and do reply to this email and let me know what you think of having two releases of yarn a year.


We haven't added any new semi solids this time, but there are lots of options in our range already. Do get in touch if you want help putting some colours together for something.



 A lustrous combination of silk and merino in equal balance resulting in a super soft sock weight yarn with a lovely drape ideal for shawls, scarves and garments. If you are looking for a special yarn to make a gift then the shine from the silk in this yarn really elevates your work.




Sonsie Aran

This yarn is custom spun for us in Devon by John Arbon and is a cosy, woolly blend of Corridale and Polworth sheep fleece. These breeds are both cross breeds of Merino and Lincoln or Leicester sheep which means their wool is very soft but has a longer staple length than Merino meaning the yarn will wear better than pure merino. We offer this yarn in big 200g skeins and we have dyed it in batches of 6. Make sure you buy enough to complete your project as these colours are all non repeatable.






Bloom DK

Bloom DK is 100% soft and bouncy superwash Bluefaced leicester. I have dyed up some semi solid colourways to complement the variegated skeins we have in stock. Great for warm hats, scarves, gloves or whole garments.




Did you know we can ship to the EU and collect the vat when you checkout? 

This means you will have no extra charges to pay when you receive your order so you know exactly what you are paying. Available on all orders to EU countries under the equivalent of 135 Euro.


Do let me know what you think of the new colourways and keep safe in the dark evenings. I can't believe there is only one more newsletter after this this year! Take care and keep warm - Enjoy your crafting.

Rachel x


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