Hello and welcome,
If you need an indigo yarn fix, 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
British Wool Show in August
Yarndale in September
Bakewell Woolgathering in October
Finding Time stitch retreat in October
St Abbs/Eyemouth in 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.
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.