About

 

I'm Emilie, the founder and dyer behing Arctic Yarns, my hand dyeing company that specialize in norwegian wools. I'm a 28 year young woman living in the Northern part of Norway with my boyfriend and our 3 year old son Ludvig. Life here is cold, but amazing, and we keep warm in out wooly clothes, which I enjoy making and dyeing yarn for.

I've known how to knit my entire life, but when I was 19 I had to wait for the bus one winter day (winters can be quite harsh here), and I decided to go in to the LYS to keep warm. One thing led to another, and I went home with a ball of commercial sockyarn and some DPN's, and I've been a vivid knitter ever since.

In 2016 I started dyeing yarn, in the beginning for my own personal use, but I quickly realized that I could never knit up such a big amount of yarns, so I startet selling. At first I only offered imported merino bases, but in 2017 I got an agreement on bying pure, 100 % norwegian wool, from the amazing mill Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk right outside of Bergen.