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Ripples Crafts

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Helen Lockhart of Ripples Crafts has been producing yarn for 13 years at her home in Assynt in the Scottish Highlands.

She is surrounded by stunning landscapes that offer her constant inspiration for different colourways. She is known for her deep, saturated shades which she loves to dye, and use in her own work, be it weaving, knitting or crochet.

Her bases range from really fine laceweight where a 100g hank has 1200m of fine merino yarn through fingering weights of various fibres and sheep breeds, double knitting, and aran weight yarn.

The first yarn Helen had in her range, the Reliable Sock Yarn, is still a firm favourite with customers and is now available in both fingering and DK weights. Helen has a large range of fingering weights with fibres such as silk, Merino, yak, Bluefaced Leicester and mohair. If you’re specifically looking for a yarn that is grown, spun and dyed in the UK, then her Oldany base fits the bill, being spun by John Arbon and of course, dyed in the Highlands. Oldany is available as both a fingering and DK yarn.

Do remember, if there is a colour you would like but it is showing as unavailable on the website, Helen is almost always able to redye it for you – you just need to contact her using the “contact us” link on her website and you can chat to her about your needs. And Helen is always happy to chat about potential colour combinations if you need help selecting from the wide range of shades available.

And if you’re ever driving the NC500 driving route, then her dye shed is ideal placed to pop in and have a look at all the colours in person.



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