The Knitting Swede is a UK based business focusing on high quality yarns sourced from the British Isles and Ireland.
When sourcing my yarns I not only look at the quality but I am also careful to choose ethical British suppliers.
My yarns are hand-painted or hand-dyed by myself in my home. During the dyeing process, I try to minimize my impact on the environment whilst dyeing as well as neutralizing any leftover water.
I also design knitting patterns to compliment my yarns.
Vicky the original owner of The Knitting Shed started the company in 2008. After her death in 2014 from breast cancer, husband Paul wanted Vicky’s business to carry on.
Now her sisters-in-law Louise and Nicola run it. The Knitting Shed specialises in luxury hand-dyes, knitting kits for vintage style children’s dresses and a range of quirky knitter’s accessories.
Sherwood Yarn is an artisan indie hand dyed yarn company based in the heart of Sherwood Forest. The ever changing colours and subtleties of Sherwood Forest provide the backdrop and inspiration for my colourways. Sherwood Yarn’s are passionate about sourcing high quality yarn that when hand-dyed provides an exquisite and unique beauty that cannot be surpassed.
River Knits Yarn hand dye British wool yarns and spinning fibres in their narrowboat studio. River Knits are passionate about rare breeds and are in the process of having single breed (Jacobs) yarn mill spun, which will be ready for Yarningham
A range of vibrant hand dyed yarns dyed by the resident Queen Regent herself for The Queen of Purls shop. All yarns are dyed in a wee greenhouse on the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland, in small batches. The Queen of Purls specialises in beautiful earthy colours that are layered up to create stunning complex colouways with plenty of depth.
Pook GB beautifully hand dyes smooth and variegated gradients on to a range of luxury yarn bases.
Owl About Yarn is a small business based in Cardiff, Wales catering to the needs, dreams and desires of knitters, crocheters, spinners and felters. The owner/operator Jennie hand dyes a range of yarns and fibres in a vibrant palette of colours guaranteed to inspire and delight!
Owl About Yarn also offers hand sewn project bags and handcrafted stitch markers in a wide variety of designs. Jennie is happy to discuss custom orders.