Saffron Orange Super Chunky Merino Wool Yarn 100g


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'Saffron'. A strong vibrant orange. Available on a variety of (mostly) merino yarn weights from lace to super chunky.

Our solid and semi-solid range is inspired primarily by Folkestone's Creative Quarter (where we are based) and references artists, art, craft and textile history, traditional pigments and colours, other creatives, and the local area in its inspiration and colour origins.

Saffron, also used as an expensive spice, comes from the three stigmas at the centre of Crocus Sativis, a small purple flower which, surprisingly, is sterile and can't grow in the wild. It must have been cultivated by early man as 50,000 year old cave paintings in Iraq are known to contain it. Not just grown in the East and Mediterranean, it was cultivated in England for centuries, giving name to the Essex town of Saffron Walden, which has three crocuses surrounded by walls (saffron walled-in!!!) as its coat of arms. It's most famous use is for Buddhist robes, and also the flag of India.

Super Chunky Base 100g:
100% merino wool. 100g = 65m (approx). Needle size 10-12mm. Tension/gauge 3 stitches, 3 rows per inch.

As colours can differ slightly between batches, we recommend purchasing enough yarn to finish your project from the same batch. If your desired number of skeins are not available on your chosen base, please message us and we will dye the needed quantity.

Natural & man-made fibres & pollution:

FHY's use of man made fibres (nylon, polyamide and stellina) is kept to an absolute minimum to prevent micro-fibre pollution, and these fibres are only included where it is necessary for the strength of the yarn (sock and lace) or for the aesthetic properties of the stellina sparkle. If you are concerned about micro fibre pollution, laundry bags which catch fibres before they leave your machine are produced by brands such as Guppyfriend. Natural fibres like wool will biodegrade and do not cause pollution. We use professional quality acid dyes to colour our yarn, and always re-use water and/or neutralise the mild acid used to create the dye bath before disposal.

Care and washing:

Gentle hand washing of hand dyed and hand knitted/crocheted items is recommended. Yarns marked superwash can be machine washed at 30 degrees, but I personally prefer hand washing in warm water using a mild detergent before lying flat to dry (no-rinse wool specific products such as eucalan or soak are great for this). Please note that hand-dyed yarns may shed a little colour when first washed. This does not affect the fastness of the colour, and is due to excess loose dye particles.

We do custom requests:

Please note that custom requests such as a different base yarn or in larger quantities are easily achieved with no 'custom' surcharge added to the price. I am happy to oblige if I can, just message me and i'll quote you a cost and time scale.


FHY accepts payment by Direct Payments, paypal and credit and debit cards through paypal. If you have bought an item by mistake convo me immediately and I will cancel and refund your payment so long as the item hasn't already been shipped.

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Covid-19: Delivery runs are made 3 times a week. Please be assured that the FHY workspace is normally clean and tidy and I am taking extra precautions during this period whilst packing your orders.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

FHY promises to refund or replace any item lost in transit.

With damaged items take a picture and attach it to a convo, we will replace all damaged items with out further charge... this hasn't happened yet! Please remember should your postie decided to sit/stamp or otherwise destroy your item it's not our fault and contact us before you leave negative feedback so we can sort this out amicably!

Items should be returned in the same condition they were sent out in.

Should an item be returned, please note that I am unable to refund the money already paid to the post office. This is something out of my control as a small business reliant on Royal Mail. Thank you for your understanding.


If you would like a custom order please convo us and we will agree a price, timescale and arrange a listing if you wish to go forward.

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