we're Rachel and Bruce of Good Wool Hunting! I'm a dyer, weaver, knitter and crocheter. Bruce is a wanna-be knitter, but hasn't quite mastered it yet.
Our purpose is to bring quality, international yarn to New Zealanders, at affordable prices. At the moment we are an online-only store, however we are taking steps to open a physical shop in Greytown later this year.
I do my small-batch, yarn dyeing in our solar-powered dye shed in Greytown, while Bruce does his beer brewing next door. I mainly love to use plant matter destined for the compost, including onion skins and avocado pits and skins. I also have a thing for self-striping sock yarn, and hand-dye gobstopper balls, using acid dyes. When not dyeing yarn, I also enjoy producing knitters balm. We grow calendula and lavender in our garden, which I harvest and dry to produce knitters hand balm. I also make project bags to store your WIPS (works in progress) in. "Greytown Fibre Co." are the items that we produce in-house. When I'm not doing all of the above, I work as a librarian in a small primary school.
Bruce, who has more of a finance/accounting brain, has come along for the ride and supports all that I do.
If you would like to follow us on Instagram and Facebook, we can be found here on IG. We are on Facebook here. Please follow us, because we advertise special promotions there.
Greytown Fibre Co. is on Instagram here. On the Greytown Fibre Co. IG page you can see all the yarn dyeing (including natural yarn dyeing) that I do!
You can visit our online store to see the huge range of yarns, accessories and tools that we currently have in stock.
We look forward to seeing you at the Martinborough Fair!
Thanks for taking the time to find out about us. Please come and say hello.
Rachel & Bruce
Out in the Cold produces a range of hand knitted jumpers and cardigans made here in Hamilton, New Zealand from mostly locally sourced yarns. We have a great range of styles and colours - cottons and silks for summer, and wool and alpaca for winter.
Knitting is a passion, not a chore, and every garment is finished off professionally with pride and attention to detail.
Try wearing one of our handknits and you will see what you've been missing.
Check us out in Ohio Street North or you can view the range at outinthecold.co.nz
Kia ora! I'm Heather. I create beautiful hand-dyed yarn from my small studio in Te Awakairangi/Lower Hutt. My yarns are ethically and sustainably sourced and I operate my business with the utmost care and respect for people and our environment in everything I do.
I love creating rich, earthy colourways on finest quality yarns for knitters, crocheters and weavers to work with. My yarn can be bought online or in person when in stock or you can pre-order with me (yarn is dyed to order). Hand-dyed, handwoven scarves can also be made to order or purchased when in stock. Please contact me for any custom / bespoke orders.
You can peruse and buy here and you can follow me on Insta or Facebook here.
I'm a dyer, weaver and knitter constantly learning more about these arts from the amazing people involved in the fibre arts community in Aotearoa and beyond. I hope to meet you at Martinborough Fair or at other events I am trading at this year - Covid fingers crossed!! If not in person, then online, it will be lovely to meet you and chat about all things colour and yarn.
Ngā mihi maioha,