I first learned of Mad Scientist Yarns when I saw their 2018 Advent Calendar. It was fun and vibrant, while being its own style. Michelle & Scott agreed to let me interview them for my blog, so like the other interviews in this series I’ll shine the spotlight on their words and photos from their Instagram feed and Mad Scientist Yarns store.
Wanted to raise money on a regular basis for multiple charities whilst also having some fun away from the day job
We both come from a laboratory background and are mad!!
The fun in creating colour ways and seeing them made up into so many wonderful items
Fun and raising money for charity – the yarn business is a weekend / evening business only
For us it is our background of working in science and the fun that can be had experimenting that inspires
To have fun whilst being safe
Sometimes there is a plan other times it’s just about what colours pull at us on those days.
We have no 1 person we could point to, instead we are inspired by all – through this community we have made new friends world wide, supported indie designers, bag makers, accessory makers etc.. and when we need a shoulder they are there and in general everyone works together. There is much work to continue to do so everyone feels included and benefits from how we have been made to feel though
Everything!! Sometimes it’s brights, other times it’s pastels, then some days speckles, variegation, gradients. Then you get onto the bases – they all have their place not sure where to even start as even though we don’t dye it Tencel is a great vegan yarn I have many in my stash, but personally I love silk on its own or mixed with other fibres
It’s all about having fun
What a fun interview and don’t you just love the vibrant hues they create? I’m thrilled to be including their yarn in two patterns in my upcoming Ultraviolet Knits book
You can read other interviews with hand-dyers, artists, designers, and creatives HERE in the Community & Interviews
category of EvinOK.