I love to look at yarn. And squish it if possible!
Since there are a lot of creative people following this blog (and I know a lot of you either knit, crochet or sew) I thought I’d share a few yarn shops that I like and maybe you will too!
I love seeing what independent small businesses can come up with, with their hand-dyed yarn colour combinations. I wish I had the space to create my own hand-dyed yarn…alas I do not!
I don’t think the shops I’ve followed for a while hand spin their yarns (please correct me if I’m wrong!) but they do hand dye them.
- The Camels Yarn (Find them on Etsy and Instagram @thecamelsyarn)
This shop makes the most amazing seaside inspired yarn combinations. Sand and sea colours, natural colours and inspiration, gradients, speckles. I love their dark green hank, I think it’s called Evergreen.
2. Woolly Mama Yarns (Find them on Etsy and Instagram @woollymamayarns)
NEON! Need I say more?! The brightest and most vibrant hand-dyed yarns I’ve seen. They remind me of 80’s inspired colour combinations. Carnival, Disco Inferno and Samba colour ways are ones to look out for! I would love to make some neon, bright cowls or wrist warmers with these hanks…or just put them on my wall and gaze longingly at the NEON!
3. The Lonely Knitter (Find them on Instagram @thelonelyknitter or Ravelry @TheLonelyKnitter2 or their website Crafter’s Balm)
I followed this Instagram account for the self striping sock yarn club, but if you look on the website there are other hand-dyed yarns too. It’s difficult to describe the colours of the yarns from this account, but I’d say lots of self striping yarns named after TV shows and Books – The Fellowship of the Ring/ The Walking Dead inspired colour ways. Brights, pastels, natural colours. I love the purple colours and greens.
When I win the lottery, I will empty these yarn shops!
Also, I’ll have a room just for yarn which you’ll enter through a secret bookcase via my craft room. It’ll be like the library from Beauty and the Beast except instead of ceiling to floor books, there will be ceiling to floor WOOL on every wall, with a ladder to reach the top! But that’s a story for another day..
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