Helen (Woolly Chic)
Helen often wondered why it was so difficult to source Welsh yarn when she visited the family farm in Pembrokeshire. All those fields full of sheep. What happened to the fleeces after shearing?
Starting with fleeces from the family farm, she sourced a company who would spin for her and went through the complicated process of getting the resultant yarn accredited as Welsh. Most 'British Breeds' yarn comes in natural, undyed, colours, but Helen wanted to provide for the growing market that wanted dyed versions.
Adding yarn from North Wales' farms, she developed a business plan, in 2012, and launched Woolly Chic. At the time, Helen concentrated on designing small crochet kits and dyed Welsh Yarn.
Twelve months later, there had been numerous Fairs and Shows, articles in three of the leading knitting magazines, expansion of the business - selling on-line and through Amazon - and a great response to new yarn blends and kits.
By 2015, Helen had expanded the business even more, and was providing knitting kits and teaching crochet sessions and workshops in the local area.
Helen will be running a crochet workshop at Festiwool. Learn/improve your crochet skills and make these lovely flowers.