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I hope you like the gallery of items made by talented knitters, crocheters and stitchers with my BLUE MOON INDIGO products - great for inspiration!
Find me at these venues in 2017 Edinburgh Yarn Festival 9th/10th March St Abbs Wool Festival April date tbc Highland Wool Festival 27th May Leeds Wool Festival 3rd June ......
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 natural indigo. It's a challenging process and quite different to dyeing with acid dyes. You can read more about indigo here.
Primarily I dye a range of yarns for knitters and crocheters; weavers use them too. These include British wools as well as merino and other fibres from linen and silk to alpaca and yak. I dye silk hankies, wool locks, prefelt and carded fibre batts featuring a variety of British wool breeds.
When I am not dyeing, or at a textile fair I experiment with new yarns, stitch my one-off textiles, make arty books and lampshades or otherwise wield a needle, scissors or scalpel.