Hello and welcome,
If you need an indigo yarn fix, feel free to head straight to the SHOP...
I hope 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
My last date of the year is my pop-up shop at LucyLocketLand in Sunderland on 17 November!
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.
Some years ago I enjoyed a funded residency in India, returning home to explore indigo dyeing and block printing and simple kantha stitching.
This led me to investigate Islamic geometric design and another exhibition resulted from that work.
And now I am scheming to make a return trip to Gujarat in 2020...
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 I incorporate British wools, merino, linen, silk, alpaca and yak. I dye silk hankies, threads, wool locks, and carded fibre batts which feature British wool breeds. I also search out interesting buttons and fabrics to offer you.
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.
finding time stitching retreats enable you to immerse yourself in gentle creativity for a few days. 2018 retreats have been Scandi-themed and India-themed. The first 2019 one is Japan-themed. Learn more HERE!