NZ is currently in lockdown which means I can't send any orders. Feel free to browse my site and you are welcome to place an order as well but please be aware that I can't send orders until the lockdown is lifted. At the moment there is no date for when that will be. You can trust that your order will be shipped as soon as possible. Thanks, Helene
Hi, I'm Helene and I'm the indie dyer behind all the yarn you can find on this website. I have my roots in Sweden but now live in Auckland, New Zealand.
There's so much exciting happening in the wool world here in the Southern hemisphere at the moment and the yarn bases I use are mainly produced in small mills in New Zealand and Australia – merino-cross, polwarth and suri alpaca are the main fibres. They are woolly, pure and non superwash treated. The fibres can be traced back to the farm they came from. Pretty cool, if you ask me!
Yarn blends that are not produced here downunder, I source from other parts of the world. They are more exotic ones like yak, silk and mohair. Luxury and lovely in there own kind of way.
I have also added some other things that I like and use myself – ChiaoGoo needles, because they are just the best; leather Wrist Rulers; funky accessories from JUL Designs; upcycled shawl cuffs from JamKnit and handy tools like DualGauges, Merchant & Mills scissors and stitchmarkers.