I remember seeing Caerthan’s beautiful yarns at his first showing ever at Wonderwool Wales, years ago. His palette of deep, rich jewel tones were like a beacon. Rich and luxurious, these kettle-dyed yarns in their vibrant colours stood out against softer palettes and it was love at first sight. Balancing the bright colours was a selection of sophisticated neutrals - elusive “perfect greys” to tempt any maker.
Caerthan’s yarn is more than just his colours though, as the Triskelion Yarn ethos is a deep commitment to British yarn bases that highlight Bluefaced Leicester, Masham, Gotland, Wenlseydale and Corriedale. And the occasional luxury blend featuring baby alpaca, cashmere and silk too (I’m knitting with some of this right now, and it’s SO lush!). Focusing on British and locally-sourced bases also ties into Triskelion’s focus on environmental responsibility and yarns that are eco-friendly. If you’re looking for a sock yarn or yarn base without nylon, these yarns are a great place to start.
As makers we all like to dabble in different creative pursuits and Caerthan is no different! When not busy dyeing yarn he’s also been creating soaps and hand balms in a variety of fragrances. As makers we need to take care of our hands and what better treat could we give ourselves? They make great stocking stuffers too!
In addition to the soaps and hand balms Caerthan will be bringing a range of his yarns in heavier weights to Make Joy - perfect for cosy winter accessories and special gifts. Caerthan has also said he’s changing his main production sock yarn in the new year so he’ll be clearing out the last of his Scylfing sock yarn. Come grab what’s left!
Make Joy is now only two weeks away. Get your advance tickets here.