Yan Tan Tethera Archive

Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

This is our archive of the fantastic yarns that have been created for the club over the previous months.

March 2017 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

Louise Lavender of The Cryptozoologist was our dyer for March.

Nothing says Spring quite like daffodils so we gave Louise an image called ‘Garden’ to take her inspiration from. The picture was taken by Shutterspot Photography at Beningbrough Hall just outside York as the daffodils were beginning to bloom.

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Introducing ‘Sprout’ – we love the subtle shades that Louise has gone for.

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February 2017 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

Katie Pearce of Sylvan Tiger Yarn, Leeds, West Yorkshire, was our February dyer.

She took her inspiration from the photograph, ‘Red Cloud’, which was taken by Shutterspot on the hills above Rastrick, near Baa Baa Brighouse HQ.

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Introducing ‘Red Cloud’ – we’re a big fan of purples here at Baa Baa Brighouse!

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January 2017 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

Our dyer for January 2017 was Jodi Rooke of Cuddlebums which is based in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

Jodi took her inspiration from the seasonal image, ‘Winter Sunrise’, which was taken by Shutterspot Photography in the Calder Valley looking towards the snow capped tops of Blackshaw Head.

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Introducing ‘Snow Skies’ – the sparkle sock yarn really captures the glistening snow of the picture.

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December 2016 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

Jaki Bogg of Hot Butter Yarns, based in Skipton, North Yorkshire, was out dyer for December.

Her inspiration came from the festive image, ‘Christmas at the Corn Exchange’, which was taken at the historic trading centre in Leeds by Shutterspot Photography.

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Introducing ‘Christmas at the Corn Exchange’ – we just love the subtle, muted, delicate colours!

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November 2016 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

Louise Lavender of The Cryptozoologist was our dyer for November. She is based in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

Her inspiration came from the image, ‘Fallen Leaves’, by Shutterspot Photography. The pictures was taken at Baa Baa Brighouse HQ and reflected the changing colours of nature at this time of year.

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Introducing ‘Harvest Moon’ – a beautifully subtle and understated blend incorporating golden autumnal hues.

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October 2016 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

Our dyer for October was Katie Pearce of Sylvan Tiger Yarn based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Her inspiration came from ‘Stained Glass’ by Shutterspot Photography. The picture was taken at St Matthew’s Church in Rastrick, just a stone’s throw away from Baa Baa Brighouse HQ. There is evidence to suggest that the site has been a place of worship from as early as the 10th Century.

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Introducing ‘Stained Glass’, a beautiful mixture of rich reds, deep blues, greens and golden hues.

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September 2016 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

Our dyer for September was Sherry James of Ba’Tat Hand Dyed Yarns based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

Her inspiration came from ‘Painted Lady’, a picture of the native butterfly on some wonderful pink blooms taken at Temple Newsam in Leeds by Shutterspot Photography.

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Introducing ‘Flutterby’ – a rich mix of oranges, corals, browns and pinks.

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August 2016 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

Our dyer for August is Jodi Rooke of Cuddlebums based in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

Her inspiration came from ‘Forget Me Not’, a picture of the traditional English bloom that was taken by Shutterspot Photography on the banks of the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal in our hometown of Brighouse.

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Introducing ‘Memories’ – we just love the soft lilacs, blues and pinks in this one!

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July 2016 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

Our dyer for July was Jaki Bogg of Hot Butter Yarns based in Skipton, North Yorkshire.

Her inspiration came from ‘Spring Border’, which was taken in the gardens of Rastrick Library, Brighouse by Gary of Shutterspot Photography while he was hosting the monthly Photography Group session there.

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Introducing ‘Spring Border’, a yarn full of the joys of spring if ever we saw one.

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June 2016 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

Our dyer for June was Louise Lavender of The Cryptozoologist based in Beverlay, East Yorkshire.

Her inspiration came from ‘The Yellow Fields’, taken outside Malton, North Yorkshire, by Shutterspot Photography.

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Introducing ‘Butter’, a fantastic offering from Louise, described by one of our club members as ‘a little box of sunshine’.

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May 2016 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

Our dyer for May was Katie Pearce of Sylvan Tiger Yarn based in Leeds.

Her inspiration came from ‘The Folly’, which depicts Victoria Tower on Castle Hill in Huddersfield against a brooding lilac sky.

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Katie did a marvellous job as always! Just look at those beautiful colours. Introducing ‘The Folly’!

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April 2016 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

Our dyer for April was the super talented Sherry James of Ba’tat Hand Dyed Yarns in Ilkley.

Her inspiration came from ‘Crocosmia’, a gorgeous image by Shutterspot Photography, captured in the gardens of Temple Newsam in Leeds.

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We think Sherry did a tremendous job at transferring the deep, rich reds and oranges of the picture to her Doe yarn, a 75% wool and 25% nylon 4 ply. Beautiful!

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March 2016 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

Our dyer for March was the lovely Jodi Rooke of Cuddlebums in Halifax. Well known for her bright, bold colourways, we were confident that Jodi could rise to the challenge.

Her inspiration came from ‘Urban Sunrise’, a shot taken in Leeds city centre by Shutterspot Photography.

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Jodi always manages to surprise us and the March Club is no exception. Introducing ‘ Melted Sunrise’ dyed on a Bluefaced Leicester and bamboo mix sock yarn base. Just beautiful!

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February 2016 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

Our dyer for February was Jaki Bogg of Hot Butter Yarns, a talented textile artist based in Skipton.

Her inspiration came from ‘Blackstone Edge’, an image by Shutterspot Photography that was taken at Blackstone Edge Reservoir situated on the border of Calderdale and Lancashire along the Pennine Way.

We love how Jaki managed to capture a range of really deep colours in her project.

A view to the moors along Blackstone Edge Reservoir

Jaki used a super wash Merino and Tussah silk mix yarn in a DK weight. Introducing ‘Blackstone Edge’.

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January 2016 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

Our dyer for January was Louise Lavender of The Cryptozoologist, based in Beverley. Louise is passionate about Yorkshire yarn and has been collaborating with the Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club for a considerable period of time.

Her inspiration came from, ‘Blackshaw Sunrise’, an image by Shutterspot Photography that was taken on the moors above Hebden Bridge on a crisp Winter morning.

We think Louise has done a terrific job of capturing the vivid colours on display.

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Louise used her unicorn base sock weight yarn, which is a 75%/25% Bluefaced Leicester and nylon blend. Introducing the simply stunning ‘Eos’.

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December 2015 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club

Our dyer for December was Joy McMillan of The Knitting Goddess, based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Joy is an independent dyer of luxury knitting yarns, dyed in small batches which ensures each one is unique and unrepeatable. She is very experienced at her craft and her reputation as a premier indie dyer is well known among yarn enthusiasts both far and wide.

Her inspiration came from ‘Sparkle’, by Shutterspot Photography. The picture was taken at one of the stands at the annual German Christkindelmarkt which takes place in Millennium Square, Leeds.

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Joy used British sock yarn which is custom spun in Yorkshire for the project consisting of 75% wool and 25% nylon. Introducing ‘Shining in the Background’.

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November 2015 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club 2015

Our dyer for November was the lovely Katie Pearce of Sylvan Tiger Yarn, based in Leeds. Katie has dyed yarn for the club several times before and was in fact the first dyer to take on the task over a year ago! She is greatly inspired by the Yorkshire landscape and tends to use natural dyes in her work.

Her inspiration came from ‘Remembrance’, by Shutterspot Photography. The picture of Wave: Poppies, a now world famous installation by artist Paul Cummins and designer, Tom Piper, was taken at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. We at Baa Baa Brighouse thought it was a fitting image for our November club to mark Armistice Day and as such £1 from every November yarn subscription purchased goes to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

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Katie produced three mini skeins for the club using an organically grown and UK spun double knit Falkland wool. Together the mini skeins weighed 100g and are ideal for striped projects or colour work. Introducing ‘Poppy Cascade’.

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October 2015 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club 2015

Our dyer for the October Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club was Sherry James of Ba’Tat Hand Dyed Yarns, based in Leeds – brand new to the club! She is a very talented crafter who can turn her hand to an array of textile arts. She has been dyeing yarn for over 15 years and is greatly inspired by the Yorkshire landscape…well, who isn’t?

Her inspiration came from this picture, ‘Framing the Landscape’, by Shutterspot Photography.

The picture was taken at Holme Moss, commanding far reaching views of West Yorkshire in one direction and the Derbyshire Peak District in the other.

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Sherry used her Doe Yarn for the porject which is a mix of 75% wool and 25% nylon, giving 400m of woolly goodness per skein. Introducing the beautiful earthy toned ‘Valley View’.

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September 2015 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club 2015

Our dyer for the September Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club was Jodi Rooke of Cuddlebums, based in Halifax. Jodi focuses on bright colours and uses a wide variety of yarn bases in her work. She has a keen eye for detail and always produces exciting results for the club yarn.

Her inspiration came from this picture, ‘Apple Hawthornden’, by Shutterspot Photography.

The picture was taken in the beautiful gardens of the National Trust owned Beningbrough Hall, situated near York, North Yorkshire, a fascinating place to visit at any time of year.

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Jodi used 100g skeins of sock yarn for her project, consisting of 75% Bluefaced Leicester and 25% nylon, giving 425m of woolly goodness per skein. Introducing ‘Apple Bloom’!

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August 2015 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club 2015

Our dyer for the August Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club was Jaki Bogg of Hot Butter Yarns, a very talented crafter and textile artist based in Skipton, North Yorkshire.

Her inspiration came from ‘Malham Cove’ by Shutterspot Photography – a well known scene to those from Yorkshire and beyond.

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Jaki used a 4 ply fingering weight Superwash Merino yarn for her project, giving 400m of woolly goodness per 100g skein. And here it is – introducing the simply stunning ‘Malham Cove’ consisting of deep teals, burnt oranges and pale spring greens.

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July 2015 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club 2015

Our dyer for the July Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club was Joy McMillan of The Knitting Goddess, based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Joy is an independent dyer of luxury knitting yarns, dyed in small batches which ensures each one is unique and unrepeatable. She is very experienced at her craft and her reputation as a premier indie dyer is well known among yarn enthusiasts both far and wide.

Her inspiration came from ‘All the Fun of the Fair’ by Shutterspot Photography. This image was taken at the 2015 Shepley Spring Festival where Baa Baa Brighouse recently exhibited as part of the Baa Baa Bazaar featuring woolly stalls and crafts from across Yorkshire.

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Joy used a 4 ply sock base for her project consisting of 45% British Bluefaced Leicester, 30% mixed British wool and 25% nylon yarn that is custom spun for her right here in Yorkshire. And here it is – introducing ‘Fairground Attraction’.

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June 2015 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club 2015

Our dyer for the June Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club was Louise Lavender of The Cryptozoologist. Louise is passionate about British breeds and Yorkshire yarns. She has dyed yarns for us in the past and her colourways never fail to be popular.

Her inspiration came from ‘Lobster Pots’ by Shutterspot Photography. This image was taken by the fishing port in the seaside town of Whitby on the East Coast of Yorkshire. The remains of Whitby Abbey can be seen in the background along with the tiled roofs of the picturesque fishing cottages that overlook the harbour.

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Louise used her unicorn sock base yarn for the project which is a mix of 75% Bluefaced Leicester and 25% nylon, giving approximately 440 yards of yarny loveliness! And here it is – introducing ‘Aged Wood’.

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May 2015 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club 2015

Our dyer for the May Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club was Katie Pearce of Sylvan Tiger Yarn. We have never failed to be impressed by the quality of Katie’s work – she creates amazing colourways, often inspired by her Yorkshire surroundings. She uses natural dyes, some of which she harvests herself.

Her inspiration was ‘Yorkshire Mixture’ by Shutterspot Photography. This colourful array of confectionary was captured on one of the market stalls on a bright sunny day at Honley Show at Farnley Tyas in Huddersfield. Yummy!

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Katie used 100% Bluefaced Leicester 4 Ply for her project which she called ‘Explosion in a Dye Factory’. We love the plum, crimson and teal – we’re sure you’ll agree, it looks good enough to eat!

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April 2015 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club 2015

Our dyer for the April Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club was 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.

Her inspiration was ‘Shepherd’s Delight’ by Shutterspot Photography. This magnificent Yorkshire sunset was captured on a chilly evening overlooking the farmland next to Cannon Hall in South Yorkshire.

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Jodi used an 80%/20% Bluefaced Leicester and bamboo sock yarn blend in 100g skeins, giving 400m of woolly goodness. Here it is – introducing ‘Shepherd’s Delight’ – what a gorgeous array of colours!

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March 2015 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club 2015

Our dyer for the March Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club was Louise Lavender of The Cryptozoologist.

Louise is based in Beverley, Yorkshire and uses lots of British spun yarn in her projects, often taking her inspiration from pop culture and mythology. She’s as passionate about promoting British breeds and Yorkshire yarns as we at Baa Baa Brighouse are.

Her inspiration for March’s yarn came from this photograph entitled ‘Wheel Meet Again’. Note the deliberate play on words! The shot was taken at the Yorkshire Air Museum, formerly RAF Elvington, near York, which played a significant role during the Second World War.

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Louise used her unicorn sock base yarn for the project, which is a mix of 70% Bluefaced Leicester and 30% nylon, giving approximately 400m of woolly goodness! Here’s the finished product, entitled ‘Lichen Licked’.

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February 2015 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club 2015

Our dyer for the February Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club was Crystal Flanagan of Domesticated Human.

Crystal is based in Wakefield, though originates from Canada. She is one very talented lady and not only does she dye yarn but she also crochets, knits, spins, weaves and sews. Fibre arts are most definitely her passion!

Her inspiration for February’s yarn came from this photograph entitled ‘Plumage’. It was taken at the Bird Garden at Lotherton Hall in Aberford, Leeds.

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She used 100g skeins of West Yorkshire Spinners Wensleydale DK, giving 225m or 246 yards of woolly goodness for her project! And here’s the incredibly beautiful finished product:

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Crystal also created an exclusive pattern for us – the ‘Plumage Slouchy Tam’.

January 2015 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club 2015

Our indie dyer for January 2015 was Katie Pearce of Sylvan Tiger Yarn based in Leeds. We are proud to be the first retail stockists of Katie’s yarn – a true testament to how wonderful we think it is.

Katie used a 100% Bluefaced Leicester DK base in 100g skeins for her project, giving 225m of woolly goodness.

Her inspiration for January was ‘First Crocuses’ by Shutterspot Photography. The shot was taken at Manor Heath Park in Halifax.

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Katie promised there would be “lots of purple” in her exclusive colourway and we think she certainly delivered!

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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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