Today I would like to introduce you to a lovely new sponsor, Carle’ from Nurturing Fibres, I have known Carle’ for many years and truly admire her ability to dye the most gorgeous yarns imaginable.
I learnt to spin and weave about 12 years ago and from there I began to dabble with yarn dyeing. After a few years, I became fascinated with socks and shawls and needed a good source of natural yarns. I struggled to find natural yarns in South Africa and it was almost near impossible to get hand dyed yarns. So, it look me ages to find undyed skeins and dyes, but once I did, I was inspired. My first skeins were exciting, so I quickly dyed more and my fun business was born. Initially, I dyed yarns in a sink, but this has now changed and I have a dye room and studio on the farm.
My dye house is the fun room, this is where I clear my thoughts and allow the colours to guide me. I start with 3 colours, Yellow, Red and Blue. Then I apply the dyes and allow the colours to move into each other and the yarn. Sometimes, I have a very clear sense of what I want to achieve and other times all I know is that I want to dye yarn. It’s when I have no expectations that I create the wonderfully tonal colours like, ‘London’ available on Betwixt.
When I dye my club yarns, I look to nature for inspiration, select a photo and then interpret it onto the yarn. These colourways have between 40 to 50 yards before the colour repeats, so these are super fun to knit and you never quite know what colour or design the next knitted row will bring. The end result is you knit fast and finish your project quickly.
Today is a very special day for me because I am launching a new club. It is called COLOURS from AFRICA. These 4 new colourways will be available in 2013. I also have a few other clubs that are starting in the next few weeks. I will be blogging about these soon.
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The winner will receive a wonderful custom dyed ball of yarn, that will be inspired by their selection (see below).
If you are brave you can choose to get the first colourway from Carle’s Mystery Club.
To enter the giveaway:
1] Look at Carle’s yarns on Ravelry and choose your favourite 1 or more colourway/s. If you aren’t on ravelry then you can look on Betwixt or her web page.
2] Leave a comment in this post telling her the name of your favourite colourway.
To earn extra entires in this lovely giveaway, please share about it on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest and remember to leave a comment each time you share to earn more entries!
everything is so beautiful it’s hard to choose. i love the charcoal colors and forest glade, but the pinks and chocolates are gorgeous too…
i’ve never joined a club before, but now i’m very interested! nice to meet you carle! thank you and linda for offering this giveaway!
Carle’, thank you so much for sharing your journey here with us and for your generous giveaway!