** if 'in stock' shows as zero, this shade will be dyed to order in batches and we will aim to send out your order within 5 days of receipt. **
Dyed on our Pightle | fingering/4ply yarn this is the limited edition shade that we are dyeing as our contribution to the 'Operation: Social Justice' initiative organised by Angie & Sarah from GamerCrafting to raise money for charities that support marginalised communities.
Our shade is called 'hate has no home here' and is a ~flash~ shade that incorporates deep forest green, teal and turquoise; warm rosy russet, gold and ochre and has a flash of icy sky blue.
We'll be donating 20% (£4.00) of every skein sold between 15th-31st March to the Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality.
The ISCRE’s main purpose (as per the mission statement on their web site) is to work towards:
1. the elimination of unlawful discrimination on the grounds of people’s race, sex, disability, age, marital and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief.
2. promoting equality of opportunity and good relations between all persons and to advance and organise co-operation in the achievement of the aforesaid purposes.
You can find out more about the initiative on the GamerCrafting web site and follow #operationsjw on Instagram to see all the wonderful yarn, notions, bags and patterns that are spreading radical positivity through our community.
Although Pightle is a superwash fibre, we recommend hand washing in cool water to preserve the vibrancy of the dye.
As with all small-batch, hand-dyed yarn that doesn't have dye lots, we also recommend knitting alternate rows from two skeins when working on larger projects to avoid noticeable changes between skeins.
We use professional acid dyes with good light and wash fastness and do our best to exhaust every dye bath and to reuse water wherever possible to reduce any further environmental impact. Occasionally a small amount of 'loose' dye may remain in the yarn after rinsing (most likely with deeply saturated shades) and we always recommend hand washing in very cool water and pre-washing your yarn separately if you are intending to mix light and dark shades in a single garment/project.