Hello! I'm Elizabeth Tanner -
I LOVE yarn, but I HATE waste,
so I blend locally sourced animal fibres
with sustainable textile waste to spin
squishy nature-inspired art yarns.
I use my yarns for Saori-style weaving on a rigid heddle loom,
and for knitting and crochet;
any fibres I don't spin are woven on a peg loom or felted
to produce natural, earthy rugs and cushions.
I'm also passionate about informing and inspiring others,
so I create spinning and weaving kits, and run workshops at
A Tail of Yarn Studio
Home Farm, Whiteshoot Hill, Redlynch SP5 2PR
where I promote a mindful and sustainable way of life,
keeping traditional crafts alive in an ever-changing world.
From Sheep to Shawl..
here are some of the local sheep
whose fleece I wash and spin.
He's a Jacob's Sheep and he's from the flock at Baynhams Brewery in Brockenhurst.