• Fresh start: I’m coming back home!

    Good morning from a very cold Worcester in the Western Cape of South Africa. We are currently in mid winter and it is freezing outside at the moment. The mountains surrounding our towns are white with snow and it has been raining non-stop for a week. We are not complaining about the rain or the cold (in Africa you don’t complain about water), but right now, I am grateful to be sitting under my blankets while writing this post. There are many out there who don’t even have a bed, let alone a blanket. On that note, on to the actual topic: I have a HUGE announcement to make. I…

  • Meet Rose’s Yarn Garden

    ose’s Yarn Garden is owned and run by Rose Saunders, a 25 year old, up and coming hand dyer. She moved from Johannesburg to the Western Cape a year ago, where she started her own hand dyeing company. She currently  hand dyes cotton yarn suitable for knitting, crochet and other cotton related crafts. Rose specializes in vibrant, modern colors that speaks to the younger generation as well as the older adventurous crafters. She does all her dyeing by herself and from scratch. She mixes her own colors and has also started experimenting with different techniques to create variegated colorways. Rose supplies to single customers on order as well as wholesale…

  • Changes and Things that stay the same.

    At last I am putting up a blog post again. I think my last one was about two months ago. Needless to say it has been a hectic couple of weeks. Anyone who follows me on Instagram or Facebook, will have noticed that I have started working full time. The most common question I have received from my yarny friends has been ” I hope you don’t stop dyeing” and my answer is “no, I won’t, but there will there are some changes” So here are the changes: I won’t be doing markets for the long run. I work retail hours, so that won’t be an option. Dyeing will happen…

  • May in all it’s glory

    Hallo again from Worcester, Western Cape,  South Africa! My last blog post was in April. That is very very bad, I know, but in my defense, the markets have been keeping me very occupied. I have been vending at two of the local farmers markets for the last month and although I am happy that I am doing the markets again, it is quite time consuming. I am now busy preparing for  two bigger June markets and a proper yarn festival in August. May in the Southern hemisphere is the last month of Autumn and it is always beautiful to see the changes in nature. We are also grateful for…

  • Upcoming and current products

    Hallo from Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa. Today is the last day of our Passover weekend. ( Monday is still a holiday on our side). It is a very important 3 days for us as we celebrate the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We don’t do the bunny/easter egg thing , since it has absolutely nothing to do with Him, but wet take time to just honor and remember His sacrifice. We spent most of the weekend building a kitchen extention in our backyard,  vending at the Montagu farmers market on Saturday and visiting my mom on Sunday in Gansbaai. We finished the roof of the kitchen extention this…