Hello and welcome!
If you need an indigo yarn fix, head straight to the SHOP...
(Shop is open again after Edinburgh Yarn Festival, but a bit empty.... I am working on it!)
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 early 2017 St Abbs Wool Festival 8th April Highland Wool Festival 27th May Leeds Wool Festival 3rd June Woolfest 23rd/24th 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.