Bluebell Yarns began in late 2015 when I, Becca, decided to turn my hobby of dyeing wool into a business.
By 2015 I had already been knitting for several years, and occasionally dyed yarn for myself as I found it difficult to find the kind of yarn I wanted to craft with. I searched for hand-dyed wool which was British, non-superwash and contained no synthetic materials. I could find lots of lovely hand-dyed yarn, but the majority were superwash treated, or were most commonly blends such as superwash Merino and nylon.
The kind of wool I wanted to use could, and still can be easily found in its natural colours. While the natural colours are beautiful, and I do enjoy knitting with them, I didn’t want to be forced to choose between bright and fun colours on yarn I didn’t enjoy knitting with, and the natural colours of the yarn I did.
My goal with Bluebell Yarns is to bridge this gap and bring fun, bright colours together with the wonderful characteristics of natural British yarn.
You can read more about why I choose to use the yarn I dye here.