Introducing …. Burras

Burras is the new yarn to join the Ripples Crafts family. But first, let me explain the name.

 

Burras (pronounced boo-ras) is Gaelic for caterpillar. And what do caterpillars turn into? Beautiful, multi-coloured butterflies! (yes, and moths, but we won’t talk about those – just keep thinking about butterflies). Butterflies in many, […]

Suilven – a new yarn

Ripe Rowan Berry

I’m very happy to introduce you to a new yarn that is joining the Ripples Crafts portfolio of yarns. I have called this yarn Suilven (pronounced “Sool-vin”) after the iconic peak that dominates parts of Assynt.

Suilven is a blend of merino, silk and yak. You can read about Yak fire […]

Sunday Walks – Eadar da Chalda

I know it sometimes seems, judging from my photographs, that it is continuously sunny in Assynt. Well it isn’t! Today dawned grey, and at times drizzly. But sometimes such weather only adds atmosphere to walks, and as we set off on a walk near Ardvreck Castle in an area known as Eadar da Chalda, or […]

More news

Thank you for the wonderful response I’ve had via comments and e-mails and messages on Ravelry to the new na dannsairean yarn. I’m very excited about it and have spent the whole day in the dyeshed dyeing up a storm today. Here are the shades from todays work – the photographs are not great as […]

Rule 8 : Don’t ignore the opinion of your customers

Judging by the comments below and from the e-mails I’ve received, you quite like the new technique!

AG001 (as it is snappily named) will be going to Emma because she asked first! So I don’t want any sulking from the rest of you. More will follow soon. I’ll post here once the yarn goes up […]

Early Days

I’ve had a day of testing in the studio. I quite like the results, and I hope you do too. Only one hank was dry enough to photograph this evening, but here’s a wee taster:

This is a fairly labour intensive way of dyeing, and there won’t be an abundance of these hanks, so […]