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Close up of brightly dyed knitting wool in vibrant rainbow colours

ABOUT US*

*well, about me

Close up of brightly dyed knitting wool in vibrant rainbow colours
Naomi, a white woman with short dark hair, smiles at the camera. She wears a knitted scarf in rainbow colours and has tattoos.

Hi! I'm Naomi, the face, hands and pun-filled brain behind Skeinhawk Yarns, an indie dyer brand that's all about celebrating colour and the joy of crafting. Growing up on a sheep farm in the Romney Marsh area of Kent, I've always been drawn to the wonderful world of wool. And as a passionate crafter, I'm keen to share the benefits of working with yarn both for our wardrobes and our mental health.

 

When an obsession for hand knitting socks grew through the pandemic lockdown, I moved into dyeing my own sock yarn and sharing it with my growing band of yarn lovers through my online store. My vibrant colourways draw inspiration from books, films and everything in-between; the names are half the fun!

I love the alchemy of dyeing, and use a variety of techniques to achieve the various effects you'll see in store, from handpainted and speckled yarn to watercolour style variegation. I dye exclusively in small pans of 4 or 5 hanks at a time, meaning that each finshed skein has had my personal attention and seal of approval, making it one-of-a-kind.

 

Animal welfare is important to me, and I only work with suppliers who commit to high standards of care for their sheep. And all of my yarns are dyed using professional-grade acid dyes and food-grade citric acid as a fixative, ensuring that they're safe for both you and the environment. The very small scale of my dyeing setup means that even that water is recycled - much to the enjoyment of my parched Kent garden! 

I specialise in fingering weight and DK yarns in popular and versatile bases because it's important to me to create affordable and accessible yarns suitable for wide range of projects. Every skein designed to be is as much of a joy to knit into a full-on sweater as it is for single pair of special socks, or a one-skein scarf.

So, whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting out, I invite you to share in the joy of hand-dyed yarn with something special from Skeinhawk Yarns. 

 

Naomi x
 

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