Eden Cottage Yarns are dyed with an emphasis on simple but gorgeous colours, as well as sustainability, and ECY has become synonymous with a muted palette of semi-solid shades.
Read what Victoria, the owner of ECY, has to say about her brand:
"How did it all start? Having always been creative, and interested in textiles, Victoria taught herself to knit in 2006 whilst at university in Dundee. At the time there was little yarn available in shops, and unable to find the colours she wanted she had a go at dyeing her own. Over the next few years she continued dyeing in her spare time, and also taught herself to spin, amongst other things. In November 2011, she moved to a cottage in Eden Valley in Cumbria, and Eden Cottage Yarns was born. It has since continued to grow rapidly, and Victoria now has a larger kitchen to work from, albeit in a more modern house (now in Yeadon, West Yorkshire). There is no workshop or drying room - all the yarn is dyed in the kitchen sink, and hung outside to dry. There is however a lovely view of the garden, and orchards and fields beyond, which is beautiful and inspiring."