Tag: indie dyers

Play with dyeing yarn! And kids-holiday-classes :-)

Hello Yarn-Lovers! The October school break is nearly upon us! Yay for holidays and some “R & R”! Whether you have kids or not, it’s always good to get some inspiring ideas on new things to try on your days off, whether it’s over the weekend or on a holiday break at home. Something I know many people are keen to try is dyeing yarn. Maybe you are too? It’s also a great creative and fun activity to do with kids. Something that I’ll be doing with my girls during the October break. Having tried it before, I do recommend adding it to your list of yarn-related things to try out and play with. Even if only just once.

Trying your hand at dyeing…

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The gift of an Indie-dyer…

Hallo yarn-lover!

I hope you’ve had a great week so far. Just 2 more week-days / work-days to go.

My girls and I just can!not!wait! for this weekend and the Alliepad Alpakkas Farm Visit and Fibre Festival (details on the Events page). I’m so looking forward to a wonderful day out in the Magaliesberg, to the classes, workshops and demonstrations, and to drooling over the hand crafted alpaca-fibre goods and everything on offer from Baah Yarns & Fibre Arts, Linda’s Treehouse, Umbala Handpainted Yarns, Karoo Moon, The Yarn Tree, Craft Academy, Glynis Brooke, L.J. Craft Creations and Stitch Please.

It’ll be the first time I’ll be visiting the alpaca farm, and it’s long overdue. I met the lovely Louisa at a weaving course at the beginning of the year and have been wanting to visit her for ages. But time is a fickle beast – it passes way faster than it theoretically should and somehow there just isn’t enough of it when you need it. I first just need to get through this week with my heart still in my chest…

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Welcome to Yarn Tails!

A blog about everything “yarn” in SA…

I am so excited about starting this blog. I’ve been in such a state of hyper-enthusiasm over the last week that I’ve barely been able to get a good nights’ rest. Brimming with adrenalin, too excited (and sometimes frustrated) to sleep.

 

Ironically, however, I haven’t shared my plans with many people. Almost as if saying it out loud too many times would make its life force disappear before it had a chance to be born. So if you’re reading this soon after posting, you’re one of the first to know! You’ve witnessed the birth ;-).

 

For now, this is a blog about my LOVE of SA’s natural-fibre yarns, my desire to stash all the beautiful yarns I come across (and frequently do!) and what I do with the gorgeous wooly wonderfulness in my boxes and boxes of stash – which is mainly knit, weave and, on occasion, crochet. I have some absolute favourite, drool-worthy boutique and indie-dyed yarns that I’ll share all the details about, as well as the wip’s (works in progress) and fo’s (finished objects) that they will become. And if you’re thinking of learning a yarn-craft like knitting, crocheting or weaving, I hope you find some inspiration here…

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