Our featured maker today is a super talented indie yarn dyer: Leigh of Wren House Yarns! We’ve personally tried Leigh’s naturally dyed yarn, and it is absolutely dreamy! What’s really neat, is that she uses natural dyes and chemical dyes, so there’s something for everyone in her shop. Read on for the inside scoop on Wren House Yarns, and then swing by her Etsy shop and Instagram to follow her glorious fiber adventures!
Hi there! My name is Leigh and I am the indie dyer and maker behind Wren House Yarns. Deep down I’ve been an “indie” artist for as far back as I can remember, mainly with illustration and watercolors. The transition to fiber happened about four years ago.
It all started with wanting to learn to knit a pair of fingerless gloves! Then I stumbled upon a spinning class and learned to use a drop spindle. Next came Kool-aid dyeing, a spinning wheel, acid dyes, natural dyes and weaving… it’s a slippery slope!
What inspires me the most? Mother Nature. Hands down. I’ve fallen pretty hard for all natural dyes. It is so rewarding to see the true colors of nature shine through.
Each skein of Wren House yarn is a unique. Created by hand dyeing, individually, in small batches, each yarn is truly one-of-a-kind. From start to finish I love every part of the process. A little piece of me goes into every step: from hand-stamped business cards and dye applications, to packaging and photographs. Being a part of the craftsmanship allows me to offer products to inspire others to be creative while staying true to my own aesthetic.
Being an indie fiber artist centers me. Creativity keeps me grounded and fiber is the perfect outlet!
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