Stranded Pride Collab: 2022 Progress Pride 50g Skein Set
This June Stranded has partnered with 9 other LGBTQIA+ dyers to celebrate pride month. We’ve each taken a colour of the Progress Pride Flag and put our own stamp on it - each set of mini skeins sold will raise money for three UK based LGBTQIA+ charities: Stonewall, the Scottish Trans Alliance and the Black LGBTQIA+ Therapy Fund, with £5 from each set sold being split between each charity.
Progress Pride Rainbow mini skein set - 11 x 50g rainbow mini skeins on my Merino Nylon fingering weight base.
You can find out about all the dyers involved - along with who dyed which colourway, below:
Red - Creative Anarchy Yarn Rebellious hand dyed yarn inspired by music, movies, nature or whatever strikes her fancy. Hannah likes to dye as she dresses - dark and moody with the occasional pop of 1970’s bold brightness. creativeanarchyyarn.co.uk
Orange - Dystopic Fibre Jon is the dyer behind Dystopic Fibre. Based in Glasgow, he takes inspiration from sci-fi and fantasy. His current inspiration is apocalypse-by-mushroom resulting in several mushroom themed yarn collections. dystopicfibre.com
Yellow - JAMESMAKESYARN James runs his small batch hand dyed yarn brand from his home in the beautiful Cotswolds. JAMESMAKESYARN is the welcomed evolution of his love for all things colour, coupled with his passion for knitting and crochet. jamesmakesyarn.etsy.com
Green - Old Maiden Aunt Lilith is a queer, autistic yarn-dyer based on the west coast of Scotland where she's been in business as Old Maiden Aunt Yarns since 2007. oldmaidenaunt.com
Blue - Gamer Crafting Gamer Crafting is run by Angie and her wife Sarah. Based in Scotland, they dye yarn for geeks and gamers, as well as selling a range of pins and bags featuring artwork designed by Sarah. When she’s not dyeing, Angie writes books under the name of Ryann Fletcher - her latest series is about steampunk lesbian space pirates! gamercrafting.com
Purple - HeyJay Yarn Established in 2015, HeyJay Yarn is all about bright, bold and authentic colourways. HeyJay dyes skeins that don’t shy away! With an ethos that champions being proud to be yourself and live your best life, HeyJay wishes you a fabulous pride month! heyjayyarn.com
Pink - Bona Yarns Dan (he/him/they/them) has been dyeing since May 2021. His Queerness and love for colour infuse every aspect of his work. He’s grateful and honoured to be part of this project and to hopefully raise some funds to help his Queer siblings. bonayarns.com
Pale Blue - Fibre Punk Based in Glasgow, Marcus dyes a mix of bright variegated and self striping yarns. He finds his inspiration through art and music, creating bold, vibrant colours.
Black - WhatMustardMade Tracey has been running What Mustard Made since 2017. She primarily dyes neon yarns and can’t get enough of them. A neurodivergent, asexual omniromantic, Tracey came out as ace last year. They love fantasy video games, fantasy books, fantasy films and huffing yarn! traceymustard.com
Brown - Stranded Dyeworks Jude is a late blooming trans man and the owner and dyer of Stranded, a small batch yarn company, currently based in the Kingdom of Fife, and established in 2015. When he’s not dyeing, you can find him herding a cat that isn’t his, around his work-in-progress house, surrounded by queer books. strandeddyeworks.co.uk
Merino Nylon is a soft, fingering weight blend of 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon. The nylon content makes it perfect for socks, but it's still plenty soft enough for shawls, sweaters etc.
Fingering weight, 11 x 50g skeins - approx 210m per skein.
Superwash wool is machine washable - I recommend using a wool/delicates cycle, or a 30 degree wash and laying flat to dry. I recommend washing items separately or hand washing for the first few washes as minimal colour bleeding may occur.
A note about my yarn hand dyed yarn:
Unless otherwise noted, all my colourways are repeatable, however no two skeins are identical.
All yarn is from a smoke-free, cat friendly environment (although the cats are not allowed to play in the yarn!).