This year at Rainbow Heirloom I am exploring the theme of Nostalgia, and creating colours inspired by some of my favourite places, moments, and memories.
Nostalgia: colours that tell stories
a Rainbow Heirloom Colour Club
Each month (on the first Friday) I will release a brand new colourway and base yarn combination, inspired by the photos below. And the best part? A monthly yarn giveaway!
#winRHyarn … you have a chance every month!
The best thing about the Nostalgia club? I’m giving away a skein (or two, or three…) in the club colourway EVERY month to one of my customers. For a chance to win simply sign up for Rainbow mail.
The update for this limited-edition club yarn will happen on the first Friday of each month for the next 9 months: June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th, October 2nd, November 6th, December 4th, January 1st 2016, and February 5th 2016, always at 8pm BST (check your time zone here).
This club is a great opportunity to try one of my new base yarns. The Nostalgia colourways will be semi-solids that won’t ‘compete’ with stitch patterns in an accessory or garment. But they’ll be a bit different than my current colourways, some will be slightly more variegated, and a bit moodier. You can get a pretty good sense of the sort of colour I will be dying from the photos, and I will be releasing photos of the yarn just before the update, so it won’t be a surprise!
Surprise and savings – sign up for a club membership
If you DO love a surprise, and want to save some cash, then you can sign up for 3, 6, or 9 months of club yarn, get great discounts, and get your yarn guaranteed, without having to show up and hope there’s still some available. Club members also have the opportunity to buy larger quantities of a given yarn when the colour is released (if it’s a favourite), at their members discount. When the first update goes live (June 5th 8pm BST), all of these club options will be available for purchase in the shop.
June’s club colourway is VERDANT on Rainbow Heirloom Merino Light
Rainbow Heirloom MERINO LIGHT
4-ply / sock weight yarn
100% superwash merino
400 yds (365 m) per 100 g skein
needles: 2.25 to 4.0 mm (US 1-6)
gauge: 24 – 30 sts = 10 cm (4”)
care: while this superwash wool can go through the washing machine safely, for best results and longevity hand wash and lay flat to dry
This bouncy 2-ply superwash merino takes soaks up the dye and is perfect in subtle semi-solids. It is great for lightweight sweaters, shawls, scarves, socks and colourwork projects.
The new club colourway will not be the ONLY yarn in the update this Friday, you can preview the yarns that will be available in the shop now!