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Multicoloured hand dyed yarn, handspun by myself using a drop spindle.

£17.00 (one of a kind - only 1 in stock)

2-ply worsted yarn

49 grammes


A unique small skein of luxury 100% merino yarn with a dash of pink stellina sparkle.

The tops were first dyed, then spun smoothly into yarn using my spindle. This is the traditional way of spinning yarn, which dates back from Antiquity. The spun of the fibre is very slightly uneven, making it a novelty yarn that surely will be the star of your yarn basket.


Perfect to use as an accent yarn as the skein is quite mini.

Handwash only at room temperature with a mild detergent, otherwise the fibre will felt.

PRIMAVERA
(spring)

These are the colours of spring. The colours of the flowers that pop out of the grass: the dandelions, daisies, blue bells... It is all this season spirit that the yarn delicately speckled in yellow and blueish purple tries to embody.

£6.50 per skein.



To benefit from the 10% discount (excl. postage), email me directly (contact.lestitch@gmail.com).

Organic, extrafine, soft 100% merino yarn hand-dyed using non-toxic dyes. Speckled colour (natural, yellow, blueish purple). Perfect for garments as the fibre does not sting.

DK weight - A 50gm hank provides about 115m of yarn

Recommended needle size:
4 - 5 mm (UK)
5 - 7 mm (US)

Washing instructions:
Hand wash only at 40 degrees max. Use a mild detergent.
Reshape garments whilst damp. Dry flat.


Sustainable type of wool, meaning that the farms must ensure animals are well kept (e.g. no mulesing system) and the farming methods help protect the environment in the best possible manners.


SEVILLA

Mix of bright yellow and red colours reminiscent of the drizzling hot Spanish city of Sevilla.

£24.99 the lot of 3 skeins.

To benefit from the 10% discount (excl. postage), email me directly (contact.lestitch@gmail.com).

Three small skeins of luxury and soft fine yarn. I first dyed the tops which I then carded and spun smoothly using a wheel. The spun is slightly uneven making it a novelty yarn that surely will be the star of the your yarn basket. The resulting yarn is a fine 2-ply yarn.

Each skein is unique and made from different blends of wool:
- the smallest skein is made from a blend of mohair (red colour) and wool (yellow): 9 metres (9 yards) = 5 grammes
- the mostly yellow skein is made mixing wool and two-threaded cotton: 56 m (61 y) = 16 grammes
- the mostly red skein is made from corriedale wool: 33 m (36 y) = 19 grammes

These would be perfect to use as an accent yarn as they are quite small. The wool is a fine 2-ply type, requiring needles sized 2 or 3mm

Handwash only at room temperature with a mild detergent, otherwise the fibre will felt.

TUTTI FRUTTI

These are all the colours of the rainbow in one skein! Multicoloured handdyed yarn handspun by myself using a drop spindle.

£11.99 the skein.

To benefit from the 10% discount (excl. postage), email me directly (contact.lestitch@gmail.com).

A unique small skein of luxury and soft merino yarn. The tops were first dyed, which I then spun smoothly into yarn using my spindle. This is the traditional way of spinning yarn, which dates back from Antiquity. The spun of the fibre is uneven making it a novelty yarn that surely will be the star of the your yarn basket.



The skein is made from 100% merino tops carded together to create this multi-coloured effect. It is a 2-ply yarn which tends to be on the chunky side.

27 grammes = about 32 metres (equivalent to about 35 yards).

These would be perfect to use as an accent yarn as the skein is quite mini.



Handwash only at room temperature with a mild detergent, otherwise the fibre will felt.

Not the rainbow that appears after rain. Not all. But Arc-en-ciel as in the most beautiful fish in the ocean world who knew about his beauty and was boasting too much about it. You've got it, it's a toddler book published in the early 1990s. The colours of this yarn are reminiscent of this beautifully illustrated watercolour book.



£6.50 per 50gm hank - see corolaine on Etsy for more details. To benefit from the 10% discount, email me directly (contact.lestitch@gmail.com).

Organic, extrafine, soft 100% merino yarn hand-dyed using non-toxic dyes. Variegated colour (blue, green, purple and pale pink).

Sustainable type of wool, meaning that the farms must ensure animals are well kept (e.g. no mulesing system) and the farming methods help protect the environment in the best possible manners.

Ebooks are amazing (sorry if I sound biased here... of course I am, after all I work in the publishing industry).

You can carry your ebook reader everywhere without feeling the weight of your entire library in your hand-bag. It is very practical, but it is also a fragile device that needs looking after. So to avoid any damages done to it, Le Stitch has come up with her personalised Kindle case. Easy to make in a couple of hours; crochet stitches are quite basic.

The yarn used in this project is Soir de Paris in DK superfine sustainable new merino, available in the shop here.

Kindle case

The case is made up of one long piece of crocheted fabric that is sewn on the side to create the pouch shape. Note the pattern is given using UK crochet terms: 2 trebles stitches (tr), 2 bobbles, 3 tr, 2 bobbles, 3 tr, 2 bobbles, 2 tr. Adapt the number of stitches number to fit the size of your ebook reader.
trebles and bobbles stitches to hook an ebook reader case

The closing flap does not require any locking system as its length, plus the weight of the yarn, made it easy to close by itself.
A gradient green going from dark to almost off-white, reminiscent of a fennel. But a yarn coloured from a green veg would be too boring and off-putting, so let's funk it up and add some cool speckles in pink, yellow and black.


£6.50 per hank - see corolaine shop on Etsy for more details. To benefit from the 10% discount, email me directly (contact.lestitch@gmail.com).

Organic, superfine, soft 100% merino yarn hand-dyed using non-toxic methods. Variegated colour. DK weight - A 50gm hank provides about 115m of yarn.


Sustainable type of wool, meaning that the farms must ensure animals are well kept (e.g. no mulesing system) and the farming methods help protect the environment.
A cheerful little girl, scared of flies but always up for mischiefs, Charlotte wears light grey leggings and dusty pink tops almost everyday. So why not name a hank of yarn after her.


£6.50 per hank - see Cor-o-Laine shop on Etsy for more details. To benefit from the 10% discount, email me directly (contact.lestitch@gmail.com).

Organic, superfine, soft 100% merino yarn hand-dyed using non-toxic dyes. Variegated colour (light-medium grey with pink). DK weight - A 50gm hank provides about 115m of yarn

Sustainable type of wool, meaning that the farms must ensure animals are well kept (e.g. no mulesing system) and the farming methods help protect the environment in the best possible manners.
corolaine has released Soir de Paris, available on Etsy.

A new colourway that mixes very dark, almost black purple and old pink. A colourway reminiscent of Paris, and the Parisian grandes madames in particular. From the 1930-1940s to be a tad precise. Just like my granny who wore the Bourjois perfume named the same way.

The 50 gram skeins of organic pure wool are available in both llanwenog and merino.

llanwenog wool handdyed
llanwenog

merino wool handdyed
merino

For more technical details, please visit the Etsy store. and if you wish to benefit from the 10% discount, email me directly (contact.lestitch@gmail.com).

Le Stich is proud to announce the opening of her new, and first ever, Etsy shop! You can also follow my colourful adventure on Instagram @cor_o_laine

Cor-O-Laine is the wool child of Le Stitch, a French indie dyer living in London, married to a Portuguese. Not surprising then that each wool is colour-designed with this combined heritage and culture in mind.


The idea of corolaine originated from a personal exasperation from mass-market wool providers. I was not happy never knowing where the wool came from, never satisfied with colour choices, and never having a clue what the dyeing process involved.


In response to that, I have developed my own range of wool, which I have personally selected from certified farms and suppliers. Each skein of wool has been dyed using environmental-friendly methods.


Cor (Portugal) : /ˈkoɾ/ 
     feminine noun (plural cores)
          colour (English)

O (English) : /ˈoʊ/
     contraption of 'of'

Laine (French) : /lɛn/
     feminine noun (plural laines)
          wool, yarn (English)

Cor-O-Laine, lit. translation: colour of wool or yarn colour.