Today we chat with Jan & Sarah from Bombed Yarns in Hobart.
Tell us, how did you come up with the name for your business?
It is a play on the popularised term ‘yarn bombing’ which is the act of decorating a public space in knitted or crocheted items. We turned that term around with our name. We decorate or ‘bomb’ our undyed yarn in ‘colour’.
What are your passions and interests?
We are brought together with our medical careers and our love of knitting and crochet. But we adore bringing yarn to life in colour. We both have a strong bond in craft with scrapbooking and quilting. We both love reading, gardening and adore our homes which have the core value of family.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your art or product
We are Tassie girls who love working together to bring undyed Australian merino yarn to life with colour!
How long have you been an Etsy seller?
We launched our business on Friday October the 13th. It is a date to remember. That is almost 7 months ago!
What inspired you to begin creating or collecting?
We started out as friends with a young family and a common interest of craft. Together we poured dye on yarn to see what would happen and the rest is history! We loved the unpredictable nature of dye and the joy it gives you as you knit or crochet it into a special item.
Can you give us a brief idea of your creative process?
We work with portable stove tops and saucepans at Sarah’s home which houses
our dye studio. Our yarn is mostly kettle dyed. We can mix the dye or sprinkle it on top giving it different effects. We sometimes use plants to give us botanical dyes which are a beautiful natural process.
Where do you want to see your business in the future?
We would love to build our business to expand our studio, have more stove tops available to us, dye more yarn to sell and maybe expand to sell to brick and mortar yarn shops.
What do you like about being an Etsy seller?
We love the ease of listing, becoming our own brand on Etsy and building our Etsy community.
Where do you work on your pieces?
We dye our yarn from Sarah’s home in our studio. We also do some sewing at Jan’s home to make hand-sewn project bags.
Tha's for chatting with us today Jan & Sarah. Where can we find you?
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We are local creatives who want to share the amazing creations of our Tasmanian Artisans with our local community.