CatandSparrowFibres is taking a short break
Krys on Oct 30, 20185 out of 5 stars
Sorry for belated review. This blend is amazing! Love the rusty colours and pops of teal sari silk.
5 out of 5 stars
This feels so soft - looking forward to spinning this braid!
Lyndal on Sep 20, 20185 out of 5 stars
Beautiful fibre, super sparkly!
Fiona on Sep 6, 20185 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous soft cotton yumminess!
Unique hand-dyed fibres and yarn to love and behold.
Cat & Sparrow was set up by two fibre fanatic friends who loved nothing better than talking about fibre and creating fibres for spinning and felting. We now have Cat & Sparrow Australia and Cat & Sparrow UK. This is our Aussie shop run by Cat, for our UK shop run by Sparrow please go to: www.catandsparrow.co.uk
Hi! I'm Cathy (Cat) and I run Cat & Sparrow Aus from Melbourne, Australia. I used to be an obsessive knitter and did crazy things like 12 shawls in 12 months and 12 sweaters in 12 months, but ever since I started spinning a little over four years ago my fibre obsession took over. My knitting had been neglected, well, I still cast on projects on whims they just marinate in the UFO pile... dyeing and spinning is my happy place, my relaxation and meditation.
I am a spontaneous dyer (read: I don't take notes), well I never used to! For me dyeing is a creative outlet, when I dye I tend to go with the flow, my intuition takes over and I embrace whatever the outcome... until I started getting custom requests for repeats of my colourways. So now I try to document what I do, not punctiliously but rather loosely recording the steps and ingredients, much like when I try to record cooking instructions! For me dyeing is an art rather than science, so each time I dye the result is different, even the same colourway. But isn't that the unique beauty of hand dyeing?
I am a perfectionist when it comes to fibre quality, and I will not let anything leave the shop if I wasn't satisfied with it myself. I will only sell items that I'd gladly pay for myself.
Cat rediscovered her love for knitting and crochet back in 2008, after taking a spinning class at the local guild she dived head first into the rabbit hole. Fascinated by nature and its myriads of colours Cat is happiest when dyeing and spinning.
We are both perfectionists when it comes to fibre so you can be rest assured that all items are carefully prepared for your enjoyment. We take custom orders so if you would like something made up, wether it's fibre or yarn please feel free to convo us.
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