Here you will find a carefully selected range of yarns, fibres and threads.
These are dyed by hand in small batches to help you build a unique textile palette, whether you knit, spin, weave, felt or stitch.
I have always had a love for textiles, and am an avid collector of sewing machines. In June 2006 I fell in the garden at home and broke my ankle, a fairly long and boring recovery period was relieved by some experiments in dyeing, learning to spin using a spindle and later a wheel, and being encouraged to put the yarns I was producing up for sale. The business took off and I gave up my 25 year long nursing career to be a full time dyer in March 2007.
I'm self taught. My dyeing techniques have been developed by experimenting with different methods and pushing those as far as I can. As far as I know, I don't dye in the same way as anyone else. My systems are entirely my own. I do not teach because I believe it's important to remain unique.
In 2011 I extended my range and began to dye embroidery cottons and silks, tatting threads and fabric. Changing the name of a business is a big step, but "yarn" is just one aspect of what I do and I took the decision to transition from The Yarn Yard to being NatalieFergie-dot-com this year.
So now, in 2013, I'm a dyer of fabric, thread, fibre and yarn, and I'm a textile photographer. I don't offer wholesale yarn to shops, but I can offer wholesale threads, so if you would like your local shop to stock hand dyed threads, ask them to get in touch!
I live and work on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city.