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  • Blogs - do people read them anymore?

    So... I am wondering, do people even read blogs anymore? Do you? I know when I look for recipes online I look out for the button that says 'jump to recipe' rather than read the whole page. I often scroll to the parts I want - yes often missing the bits I want and then have to read the whole page anyway to try and actually find what I am after. Saying this, I really wanted to start one. I do not think there is a real reason why - just that I wanted a chance to share some information / patterns / yarns etc. in a way that some people may prefer. This is just a bit of an intro page - a place to put down a note of things I want to share here. They could be projects I am working on, products I sell or use which I find useful. There may even be a few free patterns too. I think I would also like to talk about different yarns and things which may be of interest. Is there a topic you would like to read about? Let me know in either the comments or drop me an email at bluefernyarns@gmail.com I would also like to take this chance to introduce myself. Hi - I am Shannon *waves* I am the face behind Blue Fern Yarns. I am also the dyer, designer (of a few knit and crochet patterns), the maker and everything else that goes into running a small business. I work full time with a commercial property management company at the moment but the dream would be to work on Blue Fern Yarns full time in the future. My passion for crochet was where it all started for me, back in December 2015 when I picked up my first hook and yarn and off I went. It was amazing and I was totally addicted. I mostly made Amigurumi creatures, but I did make the odd shawl. In 2018 I went to my first hand dyed yarn show which was Fibre East which unfortunately they have since decided to close. They are now replaced by the Summer Wool Festival which has their first festival in 2022 and I am vending at. Anyway, Fibre East was my first hand dyed yarn show and I was blown away - I had never seen so many beautiful colours and such soft yarns either. I knew I had to have a go. Mum had mentioned at the time she had a 'Dye At Home' kit which she had got a few months before and suggested we give it a go. We did, and the next thing I knew I had ordered my first 5 kilos of yarn and off I went. After a few trial an errors, I started to be happy with the colours I was creating so I opened my online shop late 1st October 2019. I learnt to Knit in April 2020 during the COVID pandemic and all the various lockdowns we had. My first thing I had ever made was the cowl in the image to the left. This was the Oats Pattern by TinCan Knits. It is a free pattern. They have a garter section on their pattern, but I just did the stocking stitch so that I could get used to knitting in the round. I was so pleased with myself. I had used a skein of DK which I had dyed up and it was one of the first few test skeins I had dyed. It was in my Platinum base which is 75% Superwash merino and 25% Nylon. Since then I had advanced onto knitting various garments, with lace and other texture. I do hope to learn brioche and colourwork at some point but hopefully that will happen in the near future. If time allows it. I have even designed a few patterns myself too, shawls, socks and cowls. I may venture out to garments at some point but I know there is still a lot to learn there. Please do get in touch if there is a topic you would like to read about, but for now I will sign off and hopefully speak to you again soon.

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  • Stockists | Blue Fern Yarns

    Stockists Below is a list of places where you can find the shops that stock Blue Ferns Yarn. Want to apply to become a stockist, send an email to bluefernyarns@gmail.com Venetia's Yarn Shop ​ 16 Norwich St, Fakenham NR21 9AE ​ https://venetiasyarnshop.com/ ​ Tulip Tree Fabrics ​ 26 Old Norwich Road, Marsham, Norwich, NR10 5PR ​ https://tuliptreefabrics.co.uk/ ​

  • Hand Dyed Yarns | Blue Fern Yarns

    Welcome To Blue Fern Yarns! Welcome to my little corner of the indie dyed yarn community. Every skein is lovingly dyed in small batches using professional dyes from my small home in Norwich, Norfolk. I share my home with my partner Tom (if you see me at yarn shows, you will probably meet him) and cat Bennett. ​ I offer a small selection of handmade project bags , Hiya Hiya knitting needles, crochet hooks and notions. We have a selection of hand made progress keepers and stitch markers and Eucalan wool wash too. ​ Do you get stuck with yarn bases and what would be best for your knit? Check out the Yarn Bases page where I talk a little about the bases I offer. ​ If there is a colour or different yarn base you would like, please feel free to get in touch, either through I nstagram, Facebook, Ravelry & YouTube: @bluefernyarns Email: BlueFernYarns@gmail.com ​ We have a small selection of yarns available from different shops too, check out our stockists page to find out where. Sign up now for the latest news Be the first to hear about shop updates, new products, events and exclusive discounts. Thanks for getting in touch! Join Follow me on Instagram @BlueFernYarns Shop by Yarn Base

  • Privacy Policy | Blue Fern Yarns

    Privacy Policy What type of information do you collect? ​ We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name and email); payment details, comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile. ​ How do you collect information? ​ When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process, we collect personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated above only. ​ Why do you collect such personal information? ​ We collect such non-personal and personal Information for the following purposes: To provide and operate the Services; To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support; To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalised service-related notices and promotional messages; To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services; To comply with any applicable laws and regulations. ​ How do you store, use, share and disclose your site visitors' personal information? ​ Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers. For all PayPal payments, please see PayPal's Privacy Statement . ​ How do you communicate with your site visitors? ​ We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail. ​ How do you use cookies and other tracking tools? ​ Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a site visitor's browser. They are typically used to keep track of the settings users have selected and actions they have taken on a site. ​ Data privacy laws and regulations may require you to inform your site visitors that you're using cookies. When informing your visitors of cookies, we recommend directing them to good sources of information such as All About Cookies . ​ The following links explain how to access cookie settings in various browsers: Cookie settings in Firefox Cookie settings in Internet Explorer Cookie settings in Google Chrome Cookie settings in Safari (OS X) Cookie settings in Safari (iOS) Cookie settings in Android It's important to note that third-party services, such as Google Analytics or other applications offered through the Wix App Market, placing cookies or utilising other tracking technologies through Wix´s services, may have their own policies regarding how they collect and store information. As these are external services, such practices are not covered by the Wix Privacy Policy. Click here to view which cookies are stored on your site visitors' computer. ​ How can your site visitors withdraw their consent? ​ If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us at bluefernyarns@gmail.com ​ Privacy policy updates ​ We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. ​ Questions and your contact information ​ If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at bluefernyanrs@gmail.com . ​ ​

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