Yarn dyeing was my latest hobby when I was given the opportunity to sell my yarn in my local yarn store, Unwind Yarns Galashiels, and I jumped at the chance. It has given me a way to continue to stay at home with my two children whilst also giving me a creative outlet and a means of earning a little money.
I am inspired by the colours around me and tend to be very spontaneous with my dyeing which can give me very unique and surprising results! Some of my favourite colourways were created during very experimental dye sessions; experimenting with colour is probably why I love dyeing so much.
Dyeing yarn has become more than a hobby or a job, it has become a passion. It's a way for me to bring life to other people's knitting and crochet; the yarn we use and the colours we use can transform our projects and show the world a part of ourselves! We are all so unique and our creativity is such an important way to express that, let everyone know who you are because you are amazing!
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I naturally dye regeneratively farmed British wool in small batches for weavers, knitters and other fiber arts lovers to enjoy in their work, as well as running my own weaving project through which I aim to create one-of-a-kind multifunctional textile pieces which can both be worn and used around the house. My designs are always asymmetric, always intuitive, following the flow of creativity and emotion present in that very moment in time. Each piece is unique and I will never weave two identical ones. I try to adhere to a soil-to-soil model in which what we use returns to the Earth in some form (therefore the choice of using regeneratively farmed wool, dye stuff is composted, water is collected and reused) as well as supporting local economy and working with only UK based suppliers. I put a lot of heart and soul into growing my dye own dye plants as well as mindful foraging.
I love beautiful, bright colours and bold patterns and combine the two to create my bags. The idea for my first project bag design came about when I was on a plane and my yarns were becoming annoyingly tangled! From that moment, an idea started evolving and my first double-sectioned bag was eventually born Since then, I have just kept on sewing and designing new bags and accessories! The best bit is that I make them to suit you - you can choose your colours and fabrics If you’re not yet a knitter but would love to learn, I have a ‘Learn to Knit Kit’ which takes even a complete beginner through, step-by-step, how to knit their own pair of cosy socks. What are you waiting for?
My company is named after my late mum Glory who unfortunately never saw any of my creations My passion in seed beading, shrink plastic , working with Shibori silk and wire wrapping, but enjoy macrame and memory wire work too as well as doing my cross stitch and looking after my allotment. All the gem stones I have used can be provided with a certificate of authenticity. I have recently been recycling and up cycling old jewellery to make my spiders and some of my jewellery, so they get a second life. My favourite make at the moment is my shibori swan brooch , which took forever to make as had to keep washing my hands to keep the white silk clean. It was made with freshwater pearls, white topaz and clear quartz.
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