Bluebell Yarns began with a small idea several years ago and has been steadily growing ever since. The business is run by Becca (known as BeccaBadger across various places on the internet) from her home in Dorset, England.
Bluebell Yarns creates hand-dyed, British, non-superwash yarns that contain no synthetic materials.
Britain has a huge number of sheep breeds, both native and imported. Each of these breeds has wool with its own unique characteristics. Frequently this wool is only available in natural colours. While these are beautiful, many crafters enjoy working with coloured yarn. My aim is to allow everyone to enjoy British sheep breeds while also enjoying hand dyed yarn. Occasionally I use yarns that contain other fibres such as mohair or alpaca, but these too will be sourced from Britain.
I have made the decision to only dye yarn that has not been superwash treated. The superwash process is energy intensive, and often destroys the characteristics of wool by either removing its scales or by coating it in a thin layer of plastic. While I do believe that superwash wool has its place, I want to focus on retaining the natural characteristics found in untreated wool. You can read more about the superwash process in an article that I’ve written here.
I don’t only sell my yarn by the skein. At Christmas I create yarn Advent Calendars at a range of prices to suit any budget. These contain yarn and treats to open every day throughout Advent. I also create special themed boxes throughout the year.