Our beloved 100% Wool Blanket Yarn has established itself as a staple here at Ragged Life. After discovering it at the Knitting and Stitching Show back in 2018, blanket offcuts have fast become one of my favourite materials to rag rug with. Who can blame me right? It’s gorgeous!
Well, recently I made the long journey up to the woollen mill to pick up some new stock and I came back with over 800kg of the beautiful, soft blanket yarn. Yes, I’m a lucky gal! Needless to say, the Ragged Life Headquarters are currently full to the brim with a multitude of new colours.
As I looked out across the rainbow of colours, I felt like a kid in a sweet shop. So many beautiful colours, patterns and textures all around! Well, it was this feeling that sparked an idea… How could I make you feel that way?
I think much of the feeling comes from the excitement of having a wonderful array of colourful blanket yarns. So, I put my thinking cap on and here’s what I’ve come up with…
Our NEW “1kg Lucky Dip Pack”
These 1kg bundles of beautiful blanket yarn will consist of a minimum of 10 small balls of plain and patterned blanket offcuts, allowing you to fully experience the range of our wonderful blanket yarn treasure trove.
So what’s the catch?
There is no catch, except that what you will receive will be a complete random mix of blanket yarns in a variety of sizes and we won’t be taking any special colour requests for these particular packs. So, if you have a specific colour scheme in mind, you’re probably best buying our classic 250g balls of blanket yarn as usual.
Here are a few more details of how the packs will work…
Most of our blanket yarn is rolled up into 250g balls. We then sell it by the ball (with a minimum of 2 balls per order). So, it’s £20 for 2 balls, £30 for 3 balls, £40 for 4 balls etc…. And some of you blanket yarn lovers buy much more!
However our new lucky dip bundle will consist of smaller balls (a minimum of 10) in various colours and patterns. The packs will weigh 1kg total and will be sold at the reduced price of £35. We’re able to do this reduced price as we don’t have to spend as much time searching for specific colour requests 😊
After purchase, you will be sent a random choice of hand picked balls and you will be kept in suspense until the pack arrives at your door…. oohhh! Of course, we’ll use our creative eyes to send you colours that work as a set.
So, to summarise, the bundles will consist of the same beautiful, cosy blanket yarn that you are familiar with, but smaller balls means more colours. This gives colour lovers the chance to kickstart their new rag rug designs with more flexibility. Yay!
Convinced already? Buy one of our Lucky Dip Bundles on the Ragged Life Shop here.
Need more info, read on below…
Why we think our 1kg Lucky Dip Pack is so exciting:
It takes the decision making out of your hands! If you’re anything like me (who can be a tad indecisive) this is a perfect way to get your hands on our soft, fluffy blanket yarn without having to spend loads of time umming and ahhing over what colours to choose on our site. We’ll make the choice for you 😊
It offers more variety! The offcuts lucky dip bundle will consist of a range of small blanket yarn balls in a diverse range of colours. This is perfect for those looking for variety, particularly anyone wanting to make a colourful random rag rug, cushion or rag rug bouquet. Plus, I have always recommended blending together different colours and textures to add depth to rag rug designs and this is the perfect opportunity to do just that.
Value for money! Our Lucky Dip Pack costs £5 less than our usual 1 kilo blanket yarn packs, which is the cherry on top of what is already a great product.
The added element of surprise! This blanket yarn offcuts bundle gives you the added excitement of being surprised when you receive your order. Trust me, you’ll be waiting in anticipation for the postman to arrive.
Sparks creativity! For a lot of us crafters, inspiration comes from colour. Our colourful lucky dip bundles are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.
So, that’s the product, what do the actual 1kg Lucky Dip Packs look like?
Here are a few examples of packs we’ve put together…
Gorgeous right? And below are some colourful rag rug designs where random coloured blanket yarns would really work well…
Multicoloured rag rug designs:
And just in case you weren’t already convinced, below is a recap of why our blanket yarn is so great in the first place…
What makes our blanket yarn so great?
It’s 100% wool! This means that not only is it super soft, but it is also excellent quality. Wool is an absolute pleasure to work with when rag rugging, and any rug or cushion made in blanket yarn will last for generations.
2) It comes pre-cut into strips! This equals less cutting time 🙂 We generally recommend cutting the strips in half for ease of use and to make them stretch further. However this still takes considerably less time than deconstructing a garment into strips.
3) It looks gorgeous when rag rugged! The texture and depth of colour is just stunning. For more details, check out our Blanket Yarn Inspiration Blog Post here.
4) It’s sustainable! You will know by now that we at Ragged Life like to make a conscious effort to be eco friendly. Our blanket yarn is made from offcuts from blanket production in Yorkshire, so you can rest assured that every ball you use is less wastage going to landfill.
5) It goes far! Blanket yarn is thick. This means that when rag rugging, it covers the hessian much quicker than most fabrics. Therefore you can rag rug further apart and your rag rug creation will be done in no time.
Thanks so much for reading and we hope you like our new Blanket Yarn 1kg Lucky Dip Pack. Once you’ve ordered, let us know what you think!
Psst… with all this talk about blanket yarn you may be left thinking, how an earth do you keep it all organised? For a sneak peak behind the scenes of our Ragged Life headquarters. Check out our blog post from last year detailing our craft storage makeover here.
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