EU customers: please check your local tax rules prior to placing your order as your purchase may be subject to tax and import duties on receipt in your country.

FAQ

Custom and personalised orders

I am more than happy to accept custom orders at this time and love crafting unique yarn combos! Please contact me here to discuss your requirements. 

VAT

UK VAT at 20% is added to all our yarn prices from 1st July 2021. Overseas customers will have this VAT removed at checkout.

Our VAT Registration No. is 383 6136 83

If you are purchasing from an EU country you may be liable to pay VAT, customs and handlings fees when the yarn arrives in your country. Please review your local tax rules carefully before making your purchase. There is further information on EU changes in our Shipping section.

Care instructions

How do I wash items made with your yarn?
Whilst superwash yarn in particular is often machine washable at low temperatures, I would always advise to wash handknits separately by hand in luke-warm water and a mild detergent and to dry flat.

Will the colours bleed?
All our yarn is rinsed thoroughly after dyeing to remove excess dye however it is entirely normal for hand-dyed yarn to bleed a little on the first wash, particularly strong colours such as red or turquoise. I would therefore advise washing items separately by hand and rinsing several times on the first wash.

Allergen Policy

Do you have pets?
I dye and package my yarn in my home, where I live with two cats. My cats are not allowed near the dyeing process or in the room where my yarn is stored. Whilst I take care that my cats do not come into contact with the yarn and other items I stock, I would advise shopping with caution if you suffer from severe allergies.

Do you use scented woolwash/soap/other allergens?
I am mindful that many people have allergies to certain products and therefore do not use strong-scented woolwash on my yarn. Once dyed, all Beehive Yarns have a bath in a mild dishwashing detergent (Fairy Liquid!) before being thoroughly rinsed and dried. I do not use scented products in my packaging.

B-Side and Rarities

Whilst I love to offer my repeatable colourways in the shop, it is sometimes nice to let loose and try something new! These 'one of a kind' (OOAK) skeins are made available in the shop and are not repeatable.

Wholesale Orders

I regret to say I am not taking wholesale orders at this time.

Ethical Yarns

Are Beehive Yarns mulesing free?
Whilst style is important being ethically sound is crucial, which is why all Beehive Yarns bases are guaranteed mulesing free. You can find out more about the yarn bases we offer here.

Packaging

We are working to eliminate all plastic from our packaging. Our products are now sent to you in brown paper, recyclable packaging. Please bear with us as we use up remaining stock of our polythene mailers (these are also recyclable).