• 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…

  • 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…

  • Shop Update!

    Hallo from a coldish Worcester, South Africa.  I know 24 degrees Celsius classifies as hot in some other countries, but if you live in Africa, that classifies as kinda on the verge of getting cold. I also have to mention that many South Africans will disagree with this statement. On that note, I have the wonderful news that my shop is up and running again! YAY! After a serious yarn drought, I am now able to source the yarns I need to dye. Two of the categories are still empty.The cottons and the accessories are not available as yet, but should be soon. As I mentioned on Instagram, I struggling…

  • Workshop Bliss

    Hallo from Worcester, South Africa. It is the 5th day of March 2019 and we are moving towards autumn in South Africa. Isn’t it amazing how seaons change so quickly? The sun is already starting to come up a bit later and going down a bit earlier. The air is cooling down at night, but we still have a couple of really hot days coming. My two favorite seasons are autumn and spring when everything in nature goes to sleep and wakes up again 6 months later. Of course, for those of you who are winter knitters only, it is time to start unpacking the stash and for us year…