My name is Desiree Ross and I’m the dyer behind Abercairn Yarns in Scotland. Originally from South Africa, we moved to Scotland in 2000. Art has been a major factor in my life since I was a child . When my children were small I started sewing and developed a little cottage industry selling hand sewn clothes and my still life oil paintings. 7 years ago I exchanged my paint brushes for acid dyes. Scotland inspires me and strongly influences my choice in colours.
I’m also a knitter, knit-ware designer and spinner. I’ve developed a small cottage industry in Scotland selling my hand dyed yarns and knit ware. I specialise in shawls. I like to add a unique touch to my knitting by using my own hand dyed and hand spun yarns