We’re super excited to announce that Baa Baa Brighouse is to be the very first stockist of Sylvan Tiger Yarn – adding another independent Yorkshire hand dyer to our catalogue of suppliers.
Katie of Sylvan Tiger Yarn specialises in creating luxury yarns using only natural dyes and British wool, particularly Bluefaced Leicester, an ethos we very much support at Baa Baa Brighouse.
She said: “I use wool sourced from British suppliers and where possible from British sheep, processed and spun in Britain. I use natural dyes mostly in extract form which gives better repeatability of colourways and allows me to dye year-round. Every once in a while I’ll have ‘Limited Editions’ dyed with material I’ve carefully harvested myself from my garden or local environment.
“My inspiration for colours and combinations often comes from my local landscapes of Yorkshire, the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. I particularly enjoy exploiting the natural PH sensitivities of the natural dyes to create gentle variations in colour.
“My yarns can be used for a variety of work including knitting, crochet, spinning, and felting.”
I had the pleasure of meeting Katie at Wharfe Wool Fair recently and purchased a skein of her lovely Bluefaced Leicester to try out for myself.
As well as Sylvan Tiger Yarns, we also stock Eden Cottage Yarns, run by Victoria, also an independent Yorkshire based hand dyer. She too finds inspiration in the landscape for her beautiful yarns.
Take a look at what we have in store and check back regularly for the latest stock. We’ll keep you posted as to when we will have exclusive Sylvan Tiger Yarns available.