The Cafe Collection is made using natural ingredients from my weekly collection at the local Cafe Eighty2.  This sustainable process uses waste ingredients to make beautiful yarn colours and reduce the carbon foot print by adding more uses to the lifecycle of the ingredients.


This Aran British Blue Faced Leicester yarn is 166m of beautiful soft yellow with some tonal variations in the skein.  


Aran weight yarn is equal to a 10ply weight and has 8wpi.  Gauge is approximately 18sts.


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To help you weigh up a price point that works for you here are more details of the time and work that has gone into creating this yarn.


  • 100% British wool
  • Collection of raw dye materials, either as food waste from local cafes or woodland waste ie invasive plants
  • Processing raw materials, cutting, stripping, soaking and cleaning
  • Preparation of raw materials into dye
  • Preparation of yarn for dyeing
  • Dyeing – hand dyed in small batches using a variety of slow and traditional methods taking hours, days or weeks
  • Natural drying
  • Labelling, listing and photographing for online sales
  • Point of sale
  • Shipping, wrapping, labelling, taking to Post Office or courier
  • Regular stock checking
  • Email communications and behind the scenes updates
  • Other business development activities, ie locally sourced Loch Ness Yarn, pattern designing and course teaching.


If you would like to make an open contribution to my work please consider donating to my Go Fund Me Sustainable Off Grid project to set up solar and water systems for my business.

Straw Aran British BFL- Cafe Collection


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