Meet the Indie Dyer: Eden Cottage Yarns

With this weekend’s Yarnporium happening in London I was reminded that while I’ve done a Meet the Indie Dyer profile on the Countess Ablaze before, I’d yet to feature Eden Cottage Yarns. Since I’ll have both of these gorgeous yarn companies on my stand at the Yarnporium there’s no better time to profile Victoria from Eden Cottage. Happily, she took some time out from her busy dyeing schedule to answer my questions.

Eden Cottage Yarn's beautiful Bowland DK in Hedgerow

Eden Cottage Yarn’s beautiful Bowland DK in Hedgerow

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Meet the Indie Dyer: The Wool Kitchen

It’s funny grey-ish day in London today. The sun keeps playing peek-a-boo and just can’t seem to decide if it’s going to stay out or not! No matter, we’ve got colour galore on the blog today thanks to Helen Reed of The Wool Kitchen. In what is possibly a HUGE occupational hazard, Helen is a local-to-me indie dyer here in London which makes it even harder to resist her wonderful yarns! Read on to learn more about Helen and her growing yarn-dyeing business.

Helen Reed of The Wool Kitchen

Helen Reed of The Wool Kitchen

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Meet the Indie Dyer: Triskelion Yarn and Fibre

triskelion photoHello! The kids are back at school this week so I’ve been turning my thoughts to making a plan for the upcoming Wonderwool show. I can’t wait to visit this highly popular show in Wales, in just a couple of weeks. Going through the list of exhibitors I realised that I hadn’t had an indie dyer profile on the blog in a while and it seemed the perfect opportunity to have a chat with someone whose yarns I’ve long admired: Caerthan Wrack of Triskelion Yarn and Fibre. I’m looking forward to seeing Caerthan again and after our chat about everything he’s been working on I’m sure I’ll acquire some new pretties at his stall once again! Continue reading

Meet the indie dyer: Countess Ablaze

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting Manchester, and the home of those amazing, boldly-coloured yarns from Countess Ablaze. Rather excitingly, the Countess (as I’ve learned people DO call her!) has opened her new studio doors to the public – making it the best kind of indie yarn-lovers space for miles around! Lyndsey kindly took the time answer my questions so that I could share more about her space with all of you. Read on and enjoy!

Countess Ablaze herself, Lyndsey Blackwood

Countess Ablaze herself, Lyndsey Blackwood

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Meet the indie dyer: Kettle Yarn Co.

It’s probably no surprise that one of my favourite things as a designer is all the delicious yarns there are to play with! As I’ve been working on big design project this year, it’s meant an opportunity to explore even more wonderful yarns – and share my findings with all of you.

Kettle Yarn Co

One of the new indie dyers that I’ve fallen for is Linda from Kettle Yarn Co. Linda only launched Kettle Yarn Co. in 2013 but already her yarns have generated a buzz and loyal following in the UK knitting scene. Linda was kind enough to answer some questions about what it’s like spending her days surrounded by colour and yarn.

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