Our Story

 Shannon out for tea

Blue Fern Yarns was established in October 2019 as a hobby while I worked full time in Commercial Retail Property Management. I felt the need for a creative outlet in my life as my Surveying role did not provide it.

I grew up in a family of women who enjoyed knitting and crocheting, so it was inevitable that I would eventually follow the same path. I have tried my hand at various crafts over the years, but I found my passion for yarn in 2015 when I started my crochet journey.

In April 2020, I learned to knit and was drawn to the different garments and stitches that knitting could create, which crochet could not. Initially, I found it challenging to create my own clothing but with my mum's help, I learned techniques for the things I really wanted to make, such as jumpers and tops.

In May 2023, I made the decision (with a little push from my fiancé, Tom) to quit my day job and dedicate myself to Blue Fern Yarns. I am excited about this new chapter and hope you will join me on this journey.

Blue Fern Yarns takes inspiration from nature, plants and scenery from my home in Norfolk in the UK. I currently dye yarns in my home in Norwich which I share with my partner Tom and cat Bennett. 
One day I hope to expand Blue Fern Yarns and dye yarns from a studio or shop.

In my free time, I like to spend time with my loved ones, have good food, go on adventures, and engage in knitting, crocheting, or reading.

Shannon and mum Amanda