Say hello to Paintbox Yarns

Before I get started, let me set the scene. I’m working at home and the doorbell rings. It’s our postman and he hands me a pink bag filled with yarn. I instantly knew it was from LoveKnitting and even said “But I’m not expecting anything”. Poor guy must get that all the time but humoured me by saying “I’m sure you’re going to enjoy it”. Oh yes. What was in that bag was a selection of new kid on the block, Paintbox Yarns, wonderful collection of DK, aran, chunky and cotton yarns.

Say hello to Paintbox Yarns - a first look over at This Little Space of Mine

To say I was shocked is putting it lightly; I had no idea it was coming and the colours were just so beautiful. Even my boyfriend commented on how nice the colours were, a sentiment echoed when I sent a photo to my Mum and sister.

So who are Paintbox Yarns? Exclusive to Love Knitting, they’ve launched with 60 shades in four lines – DK, aran, chunky and cotton. Designed to be “modern, playful and all about colour”, they’ve launched alongside a selection of free knitting and crochet patterns – including this adorable ladybird pattern, plus a variety of items of clothing (if you’re on the lookout for bigger projects).

Say hello to Paintbox Yarns - a first look over at This Little Space of Mine

What’s struck me most about Paintbox Yarns is the collection of shades they’ve launched with; it feels like they’ve nailed it here and I’m excited about this brand and where it’s going and what might be in store. LoveKnitting have also put together a selection of five colour packs, which is where I get to announce something exciting…

It’s giveaway time! I’ve teamed up with LoveKnitting to give you the chance to win both the Fallen Leaves and Winter Frost Simply DK packs – worth over £35 and, more importantly, that’s 20 balls of yarn for you to plan with. All you have to do is head over to my Instagram feed and…

  • Follow both @leanneabeale and @paintboxyarns
  • Comment on the Paintbox yarn post within my feed with the names of up to two friends who you think would also love Paintbox yarns

And that’s it!

The competition runs until 23:59 on Thursday 22nd September 2016 and is open to UK residents only on this occasion.

Soon I’ll be back with some Paintbox Yarns inspired colour combination ideas; I do love putting together interesting colours so I hope you’ll join me for that. In the meantime do check out Paintbox Yarns, I think you’ll be impressed.

Leanne x

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A selection of Paintbox Yarns’ range was sent to me by LoveKnitting, but all opinions and excitement about yarn are my own.

8 Comments on Say hello to Paintbox Yarns

  1. Audrey Lack-McDevitt
    16/09/2016 at 11:06 am (1 year ago)

    Hi Leanne,

    I agree that the paintbox yarn colours are totally amazing.

    I am just annoyed that I won’t be able to enter your giveaway as I don’t have Instagram. I know that it’s a great platform but not everyone is on there.

    I just wanted to make you aware that some of your followers will be missing out.

    I think that your colour combinations on your makes are gorgeous and I enjoy your blog escapades.

    Take care Audrey.

    • Leanne Beale
      17/09/2016 at 9:49 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Audrey, thanks for getting in touch and for reading my blog. 🙂 I really appreciate your feedback, on this occasion it was a decision made in partnership with LoveKnitting… Instagram is super popular and there is a lot of craft inspiration there, so I definitely recommend joining (and entering this giveaway). Thanks again xx

  2. Andrea Handojo
    16/09/2016 at 8:15 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow soo many colors of yarn! I’ve been meaning to get some because I have some DIY projects that I would love to do with them 🙂

    • Leanne Beale
      17/09/2016 at 9:48 pm (1 year ago)

      I highly recommend Andrea, sure you’re going to love them! Thanks for getting in touch xxx

  3. Helen P
    21/09/2016 at 5:00 pm (1 year ago)

    These colours are stunning! I feel inspired just looking at them…

    • Leanne Beale
      22/09/2016 at 12:28 pm (1 year ago)

      Hahaha I know what you mean. 🙂

  4. Fiona
    26/10/2016 at 12:34 pm (1 year ago)

    I was wondering if you could by any chance identify the reds in the bottom right corner. I’m trying to pick yarn for Christmas decorations, but can’t decide based on the photos in the shop!

    • Leanne Beale
      26/10/2016 at 4:50 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Fiona, thanks for getting in touch. I assume you’re referring to the top picture? While I don’t know the answer myself, I’d hazard a guess that they are rose red, pillar red and red wine. I hope this helps! Great idea for Christmas decorations xx