Eden Cottage Yarns
Eden Cottage Yarns is all about beautifully hand dyed yarns, original designs, and more. The yarn is dyed with an emphasis on simple but gorgeous colours, as well as sustainability, and ECY has become synonymous with a muted palette of semi-solid shades. Victoria's designs are published on Ravelry, and have appeared in some of the British knitting magazines too. You will also see her yarns in stock at a number of our yarn shops around the country. Eden Cottage Yarns has been featured on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cumbria, and in The Knitter, Let's Knit, Let's Get Crafting, Knit Now, Simply Knitting, Knit Today, and Simply Homemade.
How did it all start? Having always been creative, and interested in textiles, Victoria taught herself to knit in 2006 whilst at university in Dundee. At the time there was little yarn available in shops, and unable to find the colours she wanted she had a go at dyeing her own. Over the next few years she continued dyeing in her spare time, and also taught herself to spin, amongst other things. In November 2011, she moved to a cottage in Eden Valley in Cumbria, and Eden Cottage Yarns was born. It has since continued to grow rapidly, and Victoria now has a larger kitchen to work from, albeit in a more modern house (now in Yeadon, West Yorkshire). There is no workshop or drying room - all the yarn is dyed in the kitchen sink, and hung outside to dry. There is however a lovely view of the garden, and orchards and fields beyond, which is beautiful and inspiring.