Keep Calm and Crochet On U.K’s 4th Blog Anniversary Celebration | Week 3



It’s time another giveaway prize for our new week but first I have a winner of week 2’s prize to announce don’t I for the Hook and a Book gift box! And I’m also late in picking the prize winner for the Happily Hook magazine subscription too – sorry about that, we’ve had illness in the house again and I completely missed picking it! So I’m going to announce both winners right now!

And the winner of the Happily Hooked magazine subscription, as picked by the fun random wheel of fortune name picker, is Alison and the winner of the Hook and a Book is Shanaya!!

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Congratulations to both of you I’ve sent you both an email so we can talk about getting your relevant prizes to you. And now onto the next prize (woo hoo!)

Week 3 is sponsored by Medieval Colours who have generously donated a rainbow set of their yarns for one lucky reader.  


You may remember that I reviewed the yarn and created the free crochet Renaissance bag pattern in collaboration with them last year.

This fantastically unique prize contains a set of naturally dyed yarns in favourite colours of Medieval times:

  •  yellow from weld (Reseda luteola)
  •  red from madder (Rubia tinctoria)
  •  blue from woad (Isatis tinctoria)


Here’s how you can enter:

To enter, leave a comment at the end of this post telling me what you’d like to make with these pretty rainbow yarns.

To gain a sneaky extra entry, head on over to my KCACOUK Facebook page, leave a comment under the post about this contest and ‘like’ the page (if you haven’t already). And to gain another extra entry, why not pop over to @KCACOUK on Instagram, become a follower, and leave a comment under the post about this competition.

The contest is open from RIGHT NOW until midday (UK-time) on Wednesday 21st February 2018. The winner will be selected using a random name picker and I will need to be supplied with a full email address for the prize. If efforts to contact the winner remain unsuccessful after a week, an alternative winner will be randomly selected.

Please note that this giveaway is open to residents of the United Kingdom only.  

I would like to thank  Medieval Colours again for their generosity in sponsoring my 4 year Blog Anniversary. 

Don’t forget to pop back on Sunday for details of another prize giveaway – still two prizes after this one up for grabs!

Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx




Medieval Colours Yarn Review

A few weeks ago I received a fabulous email from the owner of Medieval Colours to see if I’d like to have a play with some of their yarn (I know! I LOVE my crochet job!).


Medieval Colours are a unique sort of yarn shop inspired by heritage and history – especially Medieval history. Just imagine gloves in the same colour as a Viking tunic or maybe a scarf made from yarn dyed from a plant which was used by monks to make ink. As a bit of a history fan I was very excited and intrigued by the concept!

They dye 100% cheviot sheep wool from plants that have been traditionally used for dying for centuries.  It’s an ecology friendly way of dying as yarn, with no added chemicals, as the only dyes that are used are from plants and minerals  bought from gardeners or hand picked in the meadows and forests of the United Kingdom.  

Do not adjust your filters!! The dyed colours of this yarn really pops! I got some of the gorgeous orangy red madder dyed yarn in Aran (Worsted Weight) to play with – but more about that in a moment…


This yarn is a strong durable yarn ideal for outerwear or for home accessories.  If crocheted with small stitches it produces a nice firm fabric, almost like a woven cloth, which holds its shape really well. As the yarn is 100% wool it could also be used for felting (have you tried my free mini felted heart pattern yet?).  

I got a lovely catalogue with my yarn which contained shade details. I couldn’t believe how vibrant all the colours were!


The beautiful range of natural colours available are:

  • Blue (Woad)
  • Bright Red (Madder)
  • Bright Yellow (Weld)
  • Dark Red (Madder)
  • Green (Woad and Weld)
  • Intense Red (Madder)
  • Light Brown (Oak Bark)
  • Olive (Weld)
  • Orange (Madder)
  • Pale Yellow (Weld)
  • Pinky Brown (Madder)
  • Yellow (Tansy)

You can see all the colours on the Medieval Colours website.


Medieval Colours yarn is available directly via order on the website and comes in 50g or 100g balls. As well as yarn for knitting and crocheting Medieval Colours also supply embroidery threads and offer a dyeing for order service.

So what did I make…do you want a sneak peep… 


Make sure you check back next week for your copy of the FREE Renaissance Pouch Bag pattern!

Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx


Disclaimer:  I received a sample of yarn to write this review. I have not been financially compensated by the supplier to write this review. All opinions expressed are my own and based on my own experiences of using the yarn.