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  • Yellow 💛 such a sunshine colour. We have just dyed another batch of meadowsweet yellow and also our first batch of meadowsweet socks too.  The meadowsweet brew has the best smell... meadowsweet socks have just got to be good for your tootsies!
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  • Dock-licious! I am in love with our dock dyed Wensleydale. The Wensleydale fibre reminds me of mohair in that it sucks up the dye and then it shines it out! No filter here... more dock dyeing later this week!
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  • We have a hugely busy dye week this week! More dock as we just can’t get enough if that weedy magic and indigo go go... getting stocked up for the Aberdeen yarn festival in a couple of weeks and after that our online shop!
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  • Just one more appreciation for the hat! A weekend had passed with not a stitch knitted. Instead it has been a weekend of winding so hurray for that!
  • Heating up our dock leaves :: A customer visited our dye shed yesterday and presumed we would get a green from our local dock leaves... she was surprised when I said ‘no a yellow’. I have learnt never to presume a plants secret colour inside and of course there are so many surprises still to find it never gets boring!
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