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Hello, I'm Zoe and I have been knitting and crocketing for about 30 years now. My earliest memory of knitting is making leg warmers for my Sindy Dolls. I didn't care about the odd dropped stitch here or there, they looked fabulous. Since then I have explored further and further the wonderful world of yarns. I'm always looking for something special or unique, something to stir the imaginations. Six years ago I taught myself to spin but that was not far enough. I then decided to get my own fleeces direct from the farms and wash them and card them. This then led to the dying of wool.

Now I dye wool with the help of my darling 8yr old daughter Yasmin. I do it because I enjoy it, I love the process, experimenting with different techniques, colourways and fibres. From the moment I start to dye the yarn its become something special and unique. I never write down what quantities I used, what…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 13
  • Joined November 12, 2009

Favorite materials

Merino, Blue Faced Leicester, Bamboo, Mulberry Silk, Cashmere, Soya, fleece, Gotland, Balwen, Shetland, Shropshire

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About

Hello, I'm Zoe and I have been knitting and crocketing for about 30 years now. My earliest memory of knitting is making leg warmers for my Sindy Dolls. I didn't care about the odd dropped stitch here or there, they looked fabulous. Since then I have explored further and further the wonderful world of yarns. I'm always looking for something special or unique, something to stir the imaginations. Six years ago I taught myself to spin but that was not far enough. I then decided to get my own fleeces direct from the farms and wash them and card them. This then led to the dying of wool.

Now I dye wool with the help of my darling 8yr old daughter Yasmin. I do it because I enjoy it, I love the process, experimenting with different techniques, colourways and fibres. From the moment I start to dye the yarn its become something special and unique. I never write down what quantities I used, what method, temps or times. Each batch (usually a single skein) is truly unique. I also never wear gloves so I usually have multicoloured fingers!

I hope you enjoy your purchases as much as we have enjoyed making them.

Zoe and Yasmin

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