Based in Cape Town South Africa,’ Cowgirlblues’ specialises in hand-dyed textiles and yarns. Bridget Henderson who founded the company, is a keen knitter and loves to play around with different textures and colours. When Bridget first settled in Cape Town, she was disappointed at the lack of locally produced quality wools , so she decided to spin and dye her own.
She personally manages every step from the choice of product base right up to the ball winding. Each stage is carried out according to her strict criteria, respecting the environment, man and animal alike.
Having chosen the best quality merino and mohair wools ( all sourced locally), they are then carefully washed, combed, and spun according to international rules and regulations. The yarns are then dyed by hand using traditional methods and wound into balls or skeins by a skilled team of workers.
At ‘Cowgirlblues’ a constant effort goes into the choosing of colours, resulting in fresh new shades to update their rich and inspiring palette.
… And Kaleidoscope is now stocking a beautiful selection of semi solid colours in Merino Sock & Merino DK.
All suitable for knitting and crocheting clothes, scarves and other items for any season.