Zoë and Jennie are best friends who love wool! Jennie started in this industry as a dyer in 2011, opening her own brand, Owl About Yarn, in 2014. Zoë is a knitting designer and podcaster - her regularly updated channel on YouTube is The Pins and Needles Podcast. However, this wasn't enough for them, and having noted a scarcity of woolly events in South East Wales, they decided to set up a knitting retreat. Fast forward a few years and there are now twice annual knitting retreats, one in Cardiff and another in Zoë's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon (pandemic-permitting!). And still there was something missing from their repertoire! So, in 2019 came the launch of Cartref Yarn. With the custom-spun, locally produced yarns it combines Zoë's passion for Welsh wool with Jennie's passion for colour.
What will come next?!
Our aim is to build on our community of wonderful kind, talented, creative crafters. At this time of uncertainty around the world, it's important to create havens of happiness for ourselves, and that's what we hope to provide here.