ColourSpun yarns and fabrics are created by hand; therefore each skein is imbued with the artist's energy and will have its own unique characteristics. Only the finest quality, pure cotton and locally grown kid mohair, merino wool roving and yarn is used; coloured in a smoke free and pet friendly environment using earth friendly dyes which have excellent wash fast and light fast properties.
All the tools are hand made using wood from local, sustainable sources.
Wholesale and bulk order requests will be considered.
It’s the colour – all the colours under the sun, literally, that led to ColourSpun. As far back as I can remember colours are what stand out and make my memories vivid. I can see myself finger painting at nursery school, covered in a bright yellow plastic apron, my hands like little rainbows, splashing colour onto large sheets of paper. I painted and coloured my way through childhood and when in my mid-teens I finally learned to knit, that love of colour was transferred to yarn.
My stash of yarn soon outgrew my ability to knit it up, but I was always on the lookout for that new colour that I didn’t yet own. I found I was constantly looking for colours of yarn that just didn’t exist, so I started dyeing my own.
Although the first attempts were far from satisfactory, I kept experimenting and learnt a huge amount about natural fibres, dyeing and spinning and soon had a large stash of yarn I had dyed myself. I loved it, each skein was unique and it made a huge difference to my knitting. Friends started noticing and also wanted some; soon I was sharing my yarn with them. Eventually, ColourSpun was born.
I have developed a process that uses the minimum amount of water and solar heat and when that’s not possible – gas, which is a cleaner alternative to our electricity.
My signature will always be fabric and yarn that is different, each piece and skein having its own character and filled with a special energy.