Friday, 13 September 2013

The newest yarnie on the block

Here we are, one week out from the Great London Yarn Crawl, and we've got one last sponsor to tell you about. 

Linda is a brand new voice on the UK yarn dyeing scene, and already she's making a big splash. Colour has always been a huge part of her life. As a child, she was the always the one elbow-deep in the finger paints, glorying at the amazing way colours would mix. As an adult, she made the move from Canada to London for a masters degree in Fine Art Painting at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2006.
In 2013, she found the perfect combination - mixing subtle, glowing paint glazes with her steadily growing passion for knitting and all things yarn-y. She initially began dyeing for her own projects but with repeated requests for custom colours this quickly grew into dyeing yarn for others. And at the beginning of this month, she opened her own shop - Kettle Yarn Co. - and hasn't looked back since.
Linda's colours are amazing - rich, luscious, luxurious and captivating are adjectives that spring to mind. And she stocks an amazing collection of luxury bases sourced from British mills, with fibers that range from Bluefaced Leicester to alpaca to silk to camel. Yarn crawlers are going to find an extra special sample of one of Linda's buttery soft luxury yarns in their goody bags. She's also one of our fabulous Team Captains, so those of you on the Orange Route will have a chance to pick her brains to your hearts content.
Linda is offering GLYC-ers a special 15% discount off their first order until the end of October if they sign up to the mailing list - just send her a message from the Kettle Yarn Co. Etsy shop and include your email and your route to get your discount code.
You can find Linda online at her blog, From the Purlside, and on Ravelry, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. And a special huge thanks to Linda for her support - she was the first person we approached about volunteering, and her enthusiasm has been unbelievable. 
We've got one week to go to the event, and we hope you are all getting excited - we are! See you soon.