Beth tells a Yarn – We Talk Yarn Dyeing with Beth Sparks

We are completely smitten with Beth’s subtle variegated shades here at JAT. When planning new projects we often find ourselves pouring over her skeins deciding which shade to choose. So it is a real treat to have Beth chat with us about her hand dye journey and give us a glimpse of what it is like to be a hand dyer. She lets us in on where she gets her colour inspiration from, her current favourite books, what it is that gets her creative juices flowing.

Beth has recently moved her yarn brand, Telling Yarns, to 100% British non-superwash yarn. She’ll let us know why she made that decision and where her passion for crafting with proper yarn came from. Beth has worked with the team at John Arbon to create a custom spun yarn base in 2 different weights, which comprises 100% British wool produced entirely in Britain. She now exclusively dyes this base from her family farm in Bedfordshire.

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Location: The Courtroom, South Molton Town Hall, EX36 3AB
Time: 3:30 pm to 4.30 pm – 45 mins + Q&A
Date: Saturday 17th June, 2023
Price: £5.00

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Tutor Bio: Beth Sparks is the creator of a hand dyed yarn company named Telling Yarns. With an interest in heritage, she focuses on British non-superwash wool that she dyes slowly by hand to create nuances of colour that are a joy to work with when knitting, crocheting or weaving.

Beth trained in Fine Art before starting a career in finance based in London. Telling Yarns has provided a much needed creative outlet for her since 2019.

website: | instagram: @telling_yarn