Indie Dyers: Hand Dyed Yarns

Featured Indie Dyer of the Month: Locoporella

Throughout May we are super excited to present to you a delectable collection of hand dyed luxury fiber yarns from Locoporella.

We have fifteen (yes, 15!) delicious colorways up for grabs for a limited time during May only, on a sumptuous 60% Fine Merino 40% Mulberry Silk base in a 4 ply / fingering weight. Not only that but Annette has sent us two tempting shawl patterns that can be made with her Merino Silk 4 Ply yarn. Westwind is available as a kit here – how could you resist?

Annette lives and dyes in Stuttgart, Germany, and enjoys the uniqueness of hand dyeing yarns. She is smitten with the way natural shading occurs in her dye pots and the irregularity of color saturation in semi-solid colorways. Annette loves to knit with her hand dyed yarns (as you can tell form her delightful patterns) and says “It is always exciting to see how the individual shades are distributed in the project”.

Annette’s passion for yarn is easy to see, her beautiful hand dyed colorways passing her own enchantment for her craft on to her customers. Locoporella (loco por ella) is Spanish for “crazy about her” – here at Laughing Hens HQ we have completely fallen under Annette’s spell and are so crazy about her yarns we just have to get cast-on right away!


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Crazy about her? Want more?

Follow Annette on Facebook and Instagram, and check out her temptation-filled website.

If you happen to be holidaying (or living) in Düsseldorf in mid-August, Locoporella will be exhibiting at Wollfestival! 


Feeling inspired?

After many months of mouth-watering hand dyed yarns from hand-picked Indie Dyers, we won't be surprised if you are feeling inspired to try yarn dyeing out for yourself.

Why not buy one of our Acid or Procion Dye Intro Packs to get you off on the right foot? You can also buy extra undyed yarn and combed top bases here to supplement your kit.

Check out our handy video on hand dyeing yarn here.