Hello and welcome!
If you need an indigo yarn fix, head straight to the SHOP!
(I will have the shop re-opened as soon as I can but stocks are very low after Edinburgh Yarn Festival, and St Abbs is looming, so it will be April before this happens...)
Ihope you like the gallery of items made by talented knitters, crocheters and stitchers with my BLUE MOON INDIGO products - great for inspiration!
2018 forthcoming fairs etc for the Tart
St Abbs Wool Festival in April
Finding Time stitch retreat in May
Leeds Wool Festival in June
Woolfest in June
British Wool Show in August
Bakewell Woolgathering in October
Finding Time stitch retreat in October
The Border Tart
I'm Lindsay Roberts. Colour, texture and pattern are a source of endless fascination and exploring them in textile and paper art is what I enjoy most.
I studied Textile Design in the Scottish Borders, then learned to spin and incorporated my yarns in woven home furnishings for some years.
More recently I enjoyed a funded residency in India, returning with a determination to explore indigo dyeing and block printing and simple kantha stitching.
This led me to investigate Islamic geometric design and I have since combined several techniques in a collection of cushions and hangings.
What I do
I dye yarn and fibre with indigo. You can read more about indigo here.
I produce a range of natural fibre yarns to knit, crochet or weave with. These incorporate British wools, merino, linen, silk, alpaca and yak. I dye silk hankies, threads, wool locks, prefelt and carded fibre batts usually featuring British wool breeds.
When I am not dyeing or at a textile fair I can be found with needles and threads, running retreats with the multi-talented Sarah Hazell.