Fiber Ambassador, Scotland
Helen has knitted for as long as she can remember, and relatively recently has taken to weaving on a rigid heddle loom. She has been dyeing yarn since 2008 from her home and workshop in Clachtoll, Scottish Highlands. Using acid dyes, the surrounding landscape offers her endless colour inspiration. She leans towards saturated shades, either in semi solid or deeply variegated colourways. You can see her yarns on her website (www.ripplescrafts.com), where she offers a range of yarn weights and bases, but if you’re ever passing by Clachtoll her workshop is also open to visitors. Originally from Southern Africa, Helen and her husband, Stevan, have made the Highlands their home,
living entirely off grid and sourcing their energy needs from wind and solar power. The sense of peace and calm she finds in the landscape makes it impossible for her to imagine living anywhere else.