Hello and welcome!
If you need an indigo yarn fix, head straight to the SHOP.
I'm a one-woman band and this autumn is especially busy so I apologise that my shop may not be open before a major update in early November. Please contact me direct if there is something specific you would like and I will do my best to help.
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 autumn 2017
Bakewell Woolgathering 14/15 October
Newcastle Embroiderers' Guild open day at St Barholomew's 21 October
Trunk Show at Lucy Locket Land, Seaham, Sunderland 28 October
St Abbs @ Eyemouth 4 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.
PURLESS SHAWL KNITTED BY SHEENA IN BLUE MOON VENUS 4PLY
What I do
I dye yarn and fibre with indigo. It isquite 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.