Staff Veg Garden

We had a vision… …to grow an organic vegetable garden as a remedy to the shortage of green leafy vegetables available in the countryside, for our staff. When we moved our dye house to the new building, it was a perfect opportunity for us to start the garden. It has taken sometime but, today, was […]

Am I a crocheter?

Most people know me as a dyer of super fine wools but I am also a knitter, spinner, weaver, crocheter and occasional felter. In fact, any fibre craft excites me, so what am I then, a Fibrer? 😉 But let me not distract myself into writing about other wonderful crafts, I really want to chat […]

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Tour De Fleece

I’ve been so busy recently that I have not taken much time out to spin, I love spinning and knitting with the yarns that I create. I always feel so proud of items knitted in my hand spun. I was inspired this weekend when I saw a friend wear a pair of fingerless gloves that […]


I am an advocator of circular needles, and not any circular needles, but good quality needles. Yes its true I’m a needle snob! I have not used any needles other than my ROSEWOOD knitpro interchangeables or the occasional chiaogoo circular sock needle for many years. So imagine my uncertainty when I won a pair of […]

Our New Web Page

Welcome to Nurturing Fibres, the home of hand dyed South Africa yarns. Nurturing fibre yarns are exclusively dyed by me using methods that I have developed over the last 10 yrs. I am a passionate dyer and enjoy hand dyed skeins that have sublte variations. My yarns are the best of South Africa merino, mohair […]