I’m off to Edinburgh Yarn Festival this week, so my brain is all about packing and coordinating. So I was just brainstorming what to post this week and Sophie was kind enough to let me write about her new shop offering, Sionnach Yarns’s new Mystery Club. Because you know how I love yarn surprises (here’s my previous post about that). This isn’t an ad or sponsored post. If you’re a dyer or designer or LYS and want me to write about you, contact me. Sophie and I met on Instagram and started chatting because we’re both living in Ireland, but from other countries originally.
Sophie of Sionnach Yarns continues her naturally hand-dyed approach for the Mystery Club. The colorways in this special edition are inspired by nature. Her location near The Burren offers a reinforced perspective of the strength and persistence of nature and that colour can be found where you least expect it. As always, she dyes in small batches using natural elements, from avocado pits to onion skins.
The inspiration to offer a Mystery Club came from her desire to try new things while showing fibre crafters that naturally hand-dyed yarns are not just solid colours, but can be speckled, variegated, or even self-striping.
Sophie may be in charge of the colorways, but she keeps the choice of base firmly in the hands of her customers. The Mystery Club is offered on her regular yarn bases:
- 4 ply 75% SW merino/25% nylon 400m
- Single 100% SW merino 400m
- Kid mohair & Silk 70% kid mohair/30% mulberry silk 420m
- DK 100 merino 225m
Also, she is including the option of a new base which is, for the moment, a Mystery Club exclusive:
- Corriedale 4 ply 100% Corriedale 400m
Each Mystery Club purchase includes two skeins of the chosen base, plus a mystery goodie
Here are photos of a few of Sionnach Yarns:
Photo: Nate Eagleson