Yan Tan Tethera Archive – 2014

Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

This is our archive of the fantastic yarns that were created in 2014.

December 2014 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club 2014

Our indie dyer for December was be Jodi Rooke of Cuddlebums based in Halifax. Jodi dyes in lots of colourways with a big focus on bright colours and rainbows on a variety of yarn bases.

Jodi said: “How exciting – it will be lovely to have something Yorkshire based!”

Her inspiration for December was – ‘Red Red Robin’ by Shutterspot Photography and was taken at Shibden Park in Halifax.

Jodi used a yarn mix of 80% Bluefaced Leicester and 20% silk for the project, giving a length of 800m or weight of 100g.

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Jodi also provided some beautiful beads with her yarn and as it was our Christmas club, we also put a bundle of goodies together for our subscribers. Here’s the finished product:

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November 2014 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club 2014

Our indie dyer for November’s Baa Baa Brighouse Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club was Louise Lavender of The Cryptozoologist – Fantastical Hand-Dyed Yarns. Louise is based in Beverley, Yorkshire and uses lots of Yorkshire spun British yarn in her dying projects.

Louise said: “I’m really proud to be part of the Yorkshire wool industry – so a club celebrating it is really up my street!”

Louise used 100% Jacobs DK base for her project which gives 250 yards, is lovely and plump and perfect for Autumn accessories. Her inspiration often comes from pop culture and mythology and she loves bright and unusual colour combinations. We’re really intrigued to see how she will interpret a Yorkshire landscape photograph.

Her inspiration for the project was ‘Walled Garden’ by Shutterspot Photography which was taken at Temple Newsam in Leeds.

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Louise also provided a contrasting mini skein and stitch marker for the club. Here’s the finished product!

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October 2014 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club 2014

Our indie dyer for October was be Crystal Flanagan of Domesticated Human based in Wakefield and her inspiration was this fabulous shot of Fountains Abbey in Autumn by Gary Turner of Shutterspot Photography.

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She used 100g hanks of 100% Bluefaced Leicester roving yarn by West Yorkshire Spinners for her project. This is a bulky weight yarn giving 150m – perfect for cold October weather.

Crystal also be provided an exclusive cowl pattern to accompany her hand dyed limited edition yarn.

Here’s a picture of the finished product!

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September 2014 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club 2014

Our dyer was Katie Pearce of Sylvan Tiger Yarn.

Katie is based in Leeds and specialises in dying British wool using natural dye in extract form. She already draws her inspiration from the local landscapes of Yorkshire, the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, so we feel she will be perfect for launching the club – which quite fittingly is Yorkshire Day!

Her inspiration for September’s yarn came from this stunning photograph of Marsden Moor which captures the late Summer sun through the clouds.

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She used 100g skeins of 100% Bluefaced Leicester 4 ply for September’s yarn which gave 400m of pure loveliness!

Here’s s picture of the finished product!

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