New hand dyed cotton yarns for May

Hand dyed cotton yarns by GamerCrafting

Yes, friends, it’s that time again: time for the monthly hand-dyed yarn! As many of you know, I’m just getting started on my hand-dyeing journey, and trying new shades and colorways in small batches to see how well they are liked.

Last weekend, I dyed two lots of cotton yarn: one is a 100% cotton 4 ply yarn, and the shade name is “The Mermaids of Black Lake,” after the mermaids in the Harry Potter series. What, you expected me to pick a normal shade name?

Hand dyed cotton yarns by GamerCrafting

The second lot of yarn is a machine-washable DK weight cotton blend, named “Arcadia Bay” for the town in the game “Life is Strange” that I absolutely loved. (I wrote about the music from the game over on my music blog!) <—link

Hand dyed cotton yarns by GamerCrafting

And seeing as how you all rose to the occasion last month and passed the sharing goal of 20 shares, I will be giving away three, yes, THREE, skeins of yarn.

Everyone who buys any skein of yarn from my Etsy shop (link) will be entered to win three skeins of the Arcadia Bay colorway. Each skein you buy is an entry. Buy 6 skeins of yarn? Then you get 6 entries in the yarn raffle. Awesome, right? (This also includes last month’s Rapture alpaca/merino yarn, buying those counts as an entry too!)

“But why do I have to buy yarn to enter?” I know, I know – it seems like a cheap tactic. But buying the undyed yarns, spending days dyeing them, washing them, skeining them, packing them, and shipping them, takes time and money. Would you give away your time and money on a monthly basis? Probably not, right? This isn’t to say that there won’t ever be “free” giveaways again – there will be, I promise!

The yarn is now listed in my Etsy shop <—link. The contest runs THIS WEEKEND ONLY. I’ll choose a winner on Monday and announce it on the GamerCrafting Facebook page.

Remember: if you live in the UK, you only pay one shipping cost no matter how many skeins you buy, and the shipping cost is exactly what it costs me to ship it. I ship internationally, which a little more expensive but you still don’t pay the full shipping charge for every skein you buy. I’m a reasonable woman, and I hate shipping cost gouging as much as you do. I only charge what it costs me to send it! ^_^

Get ready, get set, go!ย 

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