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Welcome to Purple Sprouting where you will find beautiful hand dyed yarns in unique colourways.

All our yarns are hand dyed by us in small batches from our dyeing studio which is located on the outskirts of Hamilton (Kirikiriroa) on the North Island of New Zealand. Our yarns are sourced from mills within New Zealand and the UK.

Purple Sprouting is run by me, Paula and I’m addicted to yarn and colour.  It all started when I was 10 and lived in a small village in rural Noord Holland, where an elderly neighbour taught me to crochet granny squares.  It was another 20 years before I picked up a crochet hook but once I did, I was quite literally hooked! 

I have always known how to knit but crochet was always my craft of choice until recently (mid 2018) when I picked up the needles again and this has ignited a newly found love of knitting.

I started dyeing yarn for personal use a number of years ago and it grew from here until in early 2017 Purple Sprouting was launched.