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Diane  Based on the Isle of Wight, UK. Natural and hand-dyed 100% linen yarn for knitting, crochet, weaving and other crafts.

#repost @justacard
Day 2 of the #justacard campaign is to spread the message to support independent creative businesses, especially during the run up to Christmas, as an alternative to Black Friday. Justacard was featured in the Guardian but also on the BBC tonight!
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Day 1 of #justacardweek is YOU. I'm Diane, founder of eco-stitch. 10 things about me:
1. I wanted to take part in the #justacard campaign to encourage people to support independent creative businesses, especially in the run up to the festive season.
2. I grew up in the UK but spent a year during uni in France as a language assistant, where I met my husband.
3. I lived in France for 20+ years and worked as a fully trained teacher. My surname is Polish because my husband's family originally came from Poland. I see myself as European and hate the idea of Brexit.
4. I have 3 grown-up sons who are all bilingual. We moved back to the UK 11 years ago.
5. My husband and I moved to the beautiful Isle of Wight off the South coast of England a year ago.
6. The first creative business we set up 10 years ago was making display items out of acrylic/perspex/Plexiglas, but 3 years ago I wanted to move towards something that was more eco friendly and in keeping with my favourite hobby, knitting (nearly 40 years) , so eco-stitch was born. I'm passionate about linen and am a proud indie dyer of beautiful linen yarn.
7. I have designed quite a few garments for linen yarn but don't always have the confidence to publish my designs. I wish I was more adventurous in my designing.
8. I can't afford a bricks and mortar shop so sell mainly online.
9. To try and keep fit I swim. Last week I broke my personal record with 64 lengths (one mile!) in one session.
10. I hate alcohol and a couple of years ago I decided to drastically cut down on sugar. (OK, pretty boring, I know!) The effects were amazing and well worth it, although I must admit to giving in to temptation from time to time.
@justacard
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All our DK linen yarn is reduced to clear. There is very little hand dyed left but we also stock some lovely soft Italian-spun linen in pre-dyed colours.
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It's now one year since we moved to the lovely Isle of Wight. I often have to remind myself that the sea is only just round the corner! 🌊💙〰🌊💙
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Gorgeous knitted texture plus the natural exfoliating properties of linen make for an ideal wash mitt. The Whelki pattern is available on Ravelry or on our website along with the linen yarn.
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I decided to go for a two-tone cuff on the sleeves and will do the same on the body to match. #jaycee cardigan by @lilalu72
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