3 Excellent Yarns for Gorgeous Autumn Weaving

Very suddenly it feels like autumn in London. My studio is chilly and I even turned on my little heater the other night! I usually only have that going in deep winter so my feet don’t get cold while I’m weaving. With this fresh weather, I’m inspired...

We’re Hiring!

Yarn lovers of south London, we’re hiring an assistant shop manager. We’re an independent business with strong values and passion for what we do and we’re looking for a new employee! We pay above the London living wage and value our staff...
2 Popular Ways to Dye a Warp

2 Popular Ways to Dye a Warp

If you’ve looked through the shop, you know that we focus specifically on undyed yarn for weavers, knitters, and dye artists. There’s a reason for that. I’m a weaver, knitter, and dye artist and dye all my own yarn. You might already be here because...

Choosing eco fibres – TENCEL

One of the questions I get asked the most is about the eco credentials of these fibres. To start, everything we use has a footprint and a lot of factors to consider, but I’m going to talk a bit about why I believe in TENCEL as a great eco choice. A bit of...

Shop progress toward zero waste packaging

This is a tiny, family-run shop, as I always stress, and it’s very important to me that our values are reflected in the shop. We are a zero waste transition family – we’re making changes in our lives where we can to reduce waste and our carbon...

Introducing: Reeled Silk

Silk. It’s magical. The spit of a little worm, it is a continuous filament miles long with a sheen and lustre that are loved throughout the world. The Bombyx mori species of silkworms a diet of leaves of the white mulberry tree, then spin a cocoon of the most...

Royal Alpaca

One of the yarns in the Saltwater Rose Studio shop that we love the most is a quieter one. It doesn’t have the mystique of Sea Island cotton, and it isn’t as futuristic as SeaCell, but it is as soft and warm as cashmere, with a luscious sheen, not to...