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Bert, Fade! // A Yarn Club

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Bert, Fade!


What is Bert, Fade!?

Bert, Fade used to be called the Bert, Surprise Club. The idea of this Club is, every month I'll dye a different version of Bert; i.e. I'll use the same colour neon speckles, but on top of differently dyed bases... 🌈 🥰  

Bert is a speckley delightful mess and explosion of pure neon love and colour 🌈🌈🌈 Blues, pinks, yellows, oranges, greens, bright colours, darker ones... it's all in there.


From August 2021, I have decided to make this a gigantic continuous fade - this means that going forwards, each yarn will coordinate with the one before it and the one after it. So you can use them to create a faded blanket, sweater, socks, shawl, scarf... whatever you like! (Please don't ask me for examples of things you can make with a fade, as there are lots of examples on the Internet and it's unfair to think of me as Google ❤️)

As an example - one month may use blues and purples under the rainbow speckles, then the next month may use purples and pinks, then the next one may use pinks and yellows. There will always be a continuation of one colour from the previous month into the next which will tie them together (if you need an example of a fade, I created one using the yarns from the Zest For Life collection).

Why not try tweaking your subscription as per your needs? If you were making, for example, a Find Your Fade shawl, adjust your subscription each month to obtain the amount of yarn you require for the next bit of the pattern! So for the first colour, you'd just need a 20g skein, then the second colour is 40g so 2 x 20g will do you, then the third colour is 60g, so nab yourself 3 x 20g etc...

I expect to be able to create an unlimited Bert fade, because there are literally hundreds of combinations of colours, and hundreds of unique dye colours I can create by blending dyes together.

The base colours may move from brights into pastels, and back again, or combine them somewhere inbetween...  it will never get boring 😘

Examples of previous Clubs are shown in the pictures; please bear in mind the info above, that they will start coordinating with each other going forwards. The previous Clubs were all separate colourways, even though you can probably fade a few of them together, they didn't come out chronologically able to do that with each other.

The new Club format will allow chronological fading.

The different colour bases will create some beautifully different colours to the original Bert. Most of the Berts available on my website have been born from my monthly Club.


Please note that not all of them are released as dyed to order colourways after the Club.

 

Come along with me on this new Bert fade journey every month, or dip in and out as you fancy! Try amending your subscription as required 🌈


Important, read well: The cut off for the club is the 14th of the month, so if you order between 15th of Month A and 14th of Month B, you will receive your yarn around the end of Month B.

Eg, order between 15th February and 14th March, receive towards end of March. Simple!

    You can amend your charge date as required. Please do not contact me about the length of time in between being charged and being sent the yarn, as it is all explained above, and you can change it to a later date as required if you like, in your account page. Again, the 14th is the last date you could order the yarn to be included in that cycle of the Club.

    Subscription management


    You are in full control of your subscription, just log into your account and you can edit your card details, your charge date, pause or cancel the subscription, or even amend the yarn type and skein size.

     

    You can choose to receive the weight and size of your choice:

     

    4ply BFL Superwash 100g, approx. 400m. 

    4ply BFL Superwash 50g, approx. 200m. 

    4ply BFL Superwash 20g mini, approx 80m.

    4ply BFL Superwash 10g teeny mini, approx 40m.

     

    DK BFL Superwash 100g, approx. 225m. 

    DK BFL Superwash 50g, approx. 112.50m. 

    DK BFL Superwash 20g mini, approx 45m.

    DK BFL Superwash 10g teeny mini, approx 22.5m.

     

    Aran BFL Superwash 100g, approx. 166m.

    Aran BFL Superwash 50g, approx. 83m.


    Slub Fingering Superwash 90% Merino / 10% Nylon 100g, approx 400m.

    Slub Fingering Superwash 90% Merino / 10% Nylon 50g, approx 200m.

    Slub Fingering Superwash 90% Merino / 10% Nylon 20g, approx 80m.

     

    Dyed with professional acid dyes and rinsed thoroughly.  

     

    If you have any questions, you can contact me through my website contact form here ❤️


    Tracey x 

    Order processing times

    Run up to Christmas: N.B. Please note I cannot guarantee delivery by Christmas for orders placed from now due to current order processing times (I'm running about 3-4 weeks for despatch from ordering at the moment) and due to upcoming time booked off (I'm away from 9th Dec to 16th Dec so no shipping or dyeing at all during that time until after I'm back) ❤️

    Orders are being processed mostly chronologically (Ready To Ship orders will jump the queue, because of the logistics of being able to get them out the door sooner because they're already dyed, which leaves my order list less heavy on my shoulders 😘), which means if you order now, yes your wait time is long, but you have your place in the neon rainbow queue 🤗 🌈


    Re postage in December - last posting before my holiday is 7th December, then post collections will not resume again until 24th December. Next collection after 24th December is 31st December, then collections go back to twice weekly thereafter in 2022.

     

    Normal business: I will try to prepare your order for shipping within 5-10 business days of ordering, and most orders are indeed shipped within a couple of weeks; please do note that I live with chronic invisible illness which means my capabilities aren't the same from day to day. I have been relatively stable for the last couple of years, but during 2021 I have noticed an uptick in symptoms, which do impact on my dyeing capabilities.

    This means I now get things done within my daily capabilities, without pushing myself as this can lead to larger flare ups. Please know that I am always trying to work in one way or another, and the orders are always processed and shipped to the best of my abilities, as quickly as I can manage it 🥰

    So please do allow some flexibility in your shipping expectations ❤️ This will allow me to stress less about any flare ups I might have which slow me down while I'm working through orders, and this keeps me healthier as stress is one of my biggest triggers (it's just one big continuous feedback loop 😅).

    I ship orders twice a week, all are sent tracked through Royal Mail.


    Please check your junk folder for the shipping confirmation before getting in touch about an overdue order, as some email providers like to put me there.

     

    Customs/VAT

    Customers are responsible for all customs VAT/duties fees on receipt of Goods. 

    None of my prices include VAT, so you may be charged VAT by your country's customs authorities before the parcel will be released to you, according to the goods value threshold in your country. I am not in control of this, and I do not control the admin fees you may incur on top of the VAT charges. Please take this into account when ordering.



    Covid

    Re Covid-19, I am currently shipping to anywhere Royal Mail has no issues with - please see this Royal Mail International Incidents Bulletin page for further details re me posting to your country. If a country says 'on suspension' beside it, please note I will keep hold of your order until the suspension has been lifted.

    Please also note, the length of time your parcel is in transit may be longer than usual.

    If you aren't accepting of potentially long transit times outside of my control, please do not place an order, as it isn't worth the stress for both of us ❤️ Many thanks!!


    UK

    Costs below based on weight, all items posted with tracking (usually Tracked 48 service). 

     Order weight P&P cost
    0g - 99g £3.50
    100g+ £4.00

     

    Europe - N.B none of my prices include VAT - you will be charged VAT by your customs agents before it will be released to you

    Below is a table of postage costs based on the weight of your order, all items are sent tracked.

     Order weight P&P cost
     0g - 100g £8.50
    101g - 250g £10.00
    251g - 500g £12.00
    501g+ £14.00



    USA


    Below is a table of postage costs based on the weight of your order, I now send all items tracked through Royal Mail. 

    Order weight P&P cost
     0g - 200g £12.00
    201g - 500g £18.00
    501g - 750g £21.00
    751g - 1000g £25.00
    1001g - 1250g £27.50
    1251g+ £30.00

     

     

    Rest of World - N.B none of my prices include VAT - you will be charged VAT by your customs agents before it will be released to you

    Below is a table of postage costs based on the weight of your order, I now send all items tracked through Royal Mail. 

     Order weight P&P cost
     0g - 100g £10.00
    101g - 250g £13.00
    251g - 500g £18.00
    501g - 750g £21.00
    751g - 1000g £24.00
    1001g + £29.00