Have you ever looked at a skein of yarn and just thought “wow”? Well, it sure happened to me when I first came across the hand dyed yarns of Yarn Indulgences, a small hand dyed yarn company based in Ontario, Canada.
I met her after writing about the work of Nehemiah Grew back in 2015, when she offered me yarn support for the Plant Anatomy project. Today, I’m going to share more of her work and the first pictures of her studio with you.
Yarn Indulgences is Deborah’s labour of yarn love and has evolved into a luxury hand dyed yarn business online from its origins as a brick and mortar shop in Kitchener, Ontario.
Offering affordable luxury, quality yarn is most important to her process.
Currently Yarn Indulgences has two lines, the Indulgent line is 100% British wool, the Zed line is Made in Canada. And according to her website, an Organic line is being added soon!
The Colors of Yarn Indulgences
Asking Deborah about her color, she replies with the following sentences.
“My colors are as varied as I am. I love creating new colors by mixing unlikely combinations and I especially enjoy working with yarn shops in making their own colorway, unique to them.”
Personally, she has worked in the floral industry, providing business support to florists for 20 years now. She comes from a generation of women who taught me all about knitting, crochet, sewing, and several other crafts.
“My love of yarn is only surpassed by these women, my Mum, my Aunt, and my Nana.”
The last sentence on her about page is “I hope you join me on this journey.”
Well, I sure do. Who can resist yarn this beautiful after all?
Speaking for myself, I sure can’t resist! The yarn shown about is my all-time favorite, Indulgent Love. The color shown is Taffeta, I used three different colorways in three different shawls already: Powder Pink, Bluegrass and the Green Linen shawl entering testing shortly.
I’m looking forward to telling you more about the story behind Yarn Indulgences next week. See you then!
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