My friend Nina runs a hand-dyed yarn company called Rainbow Heirloom, here in Edinburgh. Some of you may know Nina already, as she’s lent her beauty to our pattern photos since we met at a knitting group when I first moved here, over 10 years ago now!
I’ve been lucky to Nina a friend ever since that first chance meeting. You can follow her on Instagram for colour combinations that will brighten your day, and head to Rainbowheirloom.com to shop her bright, bold and beautiful yarns, clubs and kits too!
You probably know Nina’s face already. She’s posed and smiled in many locations around Edinburgh, in Iceland, and in Paris too! Over the years we’ve shared MANY good times drinking coffee, eating pastries, and, of course, knitting our hearts out!
These days, Nina spends her time creating AMAZING colours for Rainbow Heirloom, her hand-dyed yarn studio. She specializes in kettle-dyed semi-solids, and has a range of both subtle and moody shades and hot bright ones too!
Nina has great style, and BOLD colour sense! My favourite thing about her work are the colour combinations and kits she puts together!
But the VERY most special thing that Nina makes are her rainbow blanket kits! She makes kits for our fun-to-knit Bounce Blanket, Vivid Blanket, and Fly Away blankets. For me, of the joy of these blankets are their ‘just one more row/stripe/square’ nature… and Rainbow Heirloom kits contain 21 different hand-dyed colourways. This, for me, is high excitement!
Nina’s exciting yarn clubs and innovative colour combinations are always inspiring me… I bet you’ll feel the same!