Modern yarn for modern makers.
Bumblebirch specializes in high-quality, modern hand-dyed yarn that promotes the craft of handmade clothing. I use an eco-friendly process: I dye every skein of yarn myself with love and care in small batches in my home using non-toxic dye and mordants. I minimize waste by reusing water and by using recycled materials in my office and for shipping. My dyeing method produces semi-solid, tonal, and subtly variegated yarn that has visual depth and saturated color.
I'm inspired by contrast in the natural and built environment: modern forms with classic details; nature's wild growth in orderly, mathematical patterns; a bright pop of unexpected color in an otherwise monochromatic landscape. I attribute this to my education in architecture, obsession with classic literature, and passion for the natural environment. Architecture training is also where I learned to harness my creativity, communicate visually, and use both sides of my brain. My favorite part of school was design and visual communication, which is probably why I’d prefer to dye yarn fabulous colors rather than sit at a computer drafting all day.
My home is filled with peace and laughter thanks to my family and our wonderful local community. When I'm not dyeing yarn or knitting, I enjoy other kinds of making and, of course, some wandering. In summertime you can find me at the local food festivals or hiking, and in the winter I’ll be in the kitchen baking or buried under a pile of blankets and happily knitting.
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