Backward Sheep Ombre & Art Yarns

Backward sheep ombre and art yarns are dyed in Cape Town, South Africa by Nikki Christodoulides, originally a felt artist whose search for long gradient yarns for a certain project lead her to developing and dyeing her own range of high quality natural fibre art yarns, currently focusing on long gradient colour changes.

The name of the range refers to the labour-intensive 7 stage process which also involves skeining, balling, dyeing, re-skeining, fixing and re-balling … not necessarily in that particular order… if only the sheep knew what they were beginning as they wandered around the sunny fields, munching pasture and quietly growing their wool…

The fibres in the high quality yarn bases are predominantly superwash South African merino, but some bases contain silk, baby alpaca, pima cotton, cashmere, or combinations thereof.

Each skein of yarn in the range is unique and individually hand dyed, inspired by the rich and varied beauty of South African culture and landscape.