A Big Plug

19 March 2012

I’m the moderator of a wonderful group on Ravelry which came together to support the designers, subscribers and sock-club members who have been thoroughly “shafted” (for want of a better word)  by the company that used to be KAL Media and is now All Craft Media.

They are some of the loveliest people I’ve met on Rav and a number of them are hand-dyers, pattern-writers, or purveyors of all sorts of knitting goodies.  They’re all based in the UK but will ship to Australia at a price that doesn’t make it appear that your skein of yarn is getting its own seat on a British Airways flight.

I thought I’d perform a public service here (well, we all like to find great new suppliers of yarn, don’t we?) and point you in the direction of some of them.  I would stress that I have no connection with any of these companies but love what they’re selling.

So in no particular order, here are some I know.   

The Yarn Cafe sells yarn (including some lovely hand-dyed from Literally Yarn), notions, needles and bags.

Colorimetry has a wonderful Etsy shop full of hand-dyed yarn and tops, including some beautiful linen and cotton.

Ripples Craft is an independent hand-dyer based in the Scottish Highlands – beautiful colours and lots of silk.

And, finally, for those whose stash containers are overflowing but would like to treat themselves (or someone else) to a small gift, have a look at these stitchmarkers, courtesy of Stitch Cuddles – wonderful miniature coffee mugs and tea sets.

I hope these whet your appetite for more – I’ll be back in a few days with another four or so.


One comment

  1. I didn’t know that you had this group on Rav. You might be interested in this contribution I made to a post on the designers’ forum: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/designers/2069857/1-25#7

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