• 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…

  • 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…

  • You Tube Video Fail = Blog Post about spinning and workshops

    Hallo from a still very hot Worcester (the one in South Africa). I hope everybody has been having a good week so far.  I have,after trying to record a You Tube Video for nearly two hours and ending with a “floppie” every time,  decided to rather move on to a blog post before my phone ended up in a ditch (I record from my phone, if anyone was wondering) I have quite a bit to share about fiber stuff, so off we go. After finishing with the Heart Sideways Tank test knit ( link for pattern below) I went straight back to my spinning wheel. Heart Sideways Tank https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-sideways-tank  …

  • A Cup of Yarn Cottons

    We are extremely excited to announce our new in shop cotton brand. Dyed with 100% cotton and high quality reactive dyes, you can expect a range of vibrant colors suitable for knitting and crochet projects at an affordable price.  

  • Natural dyes and natural fibres

    I am so excited to talk about the new adventure I am embarking on. I have allways been passionate about keeping things as natural as possible when it comes to yarn, so the next series is taking it one step further. I am starting on a 100%natural non-superwash base using natural plant based dyes. I won’t stop dyeing my normal superwash yarns, since it is a more practical and in some cases non allergenic (for people who are allergic to lanolin),but it is going to be an epic journey resulting in heirloom yarns and thus, in heirloom projects. I will also have superwash yarn dyed with natural plantbased dyes available.…