Local Yarn from Happy Sheep | Grown, Spun & Dyed in Central Germany


a little video trailer for r&s yarn!

Today I’m so pumped to share with you all a little video that I worked on this past summer with my cousin and our favourite photographer, Finlay. As I've shared previously, while home in Canada over this last summer I spent a really wonderful creative day with Finlay where we took photos, dyed yarn and recorded the visual & audio footage for this short video. This day was one of the highlights of last year for me, as it really gave me the chance to reflect on the work we're doing and where we want to take it from here. It was a bit challenging for me to capture everything this little yarn company means to me in just a few words and images but seeing it now all brought together is certainly amazing.

If you’d like to get to know us a little better, or just see some lovely images of me working with our yarns then feel free to check it out. I’d love to hear what you think!

Thanks Fin for pouring so much of your own creative energy into this project. It was, as always a pleasure working with you on this.

Below is the transcription for the audio:

My name is Ruth and I’m a maker and a mother living in central Germany with my family. I live in a small town called Marburg, there are a lot of sheep there. About a year and a half ago I started a little company called Raincloud and Sage yarn.

A lot of shepherds in our area who keep sheep as a hobby don’t really have a use for the wool when they shear it. So it usually sits around for awhile and eventually they would burn it or throw it away just so they don’t have it on their hands anymore. And once we realized that this was happening in our area we kind of saw an opportunity to do something about it and r&s yarn was created.

The heart behind our company is taking a resounce that hasn’t been previously used and restoring value to it. I’m proud that our yarn is natural, that it’s environmentally friendly, that it’s made all very close to where I live and that the sheep....I mean, I’ve personally met the sheep, it sounds funny but, they’re living happy lives!

We’re really excited to continue growing our relationship with our shepherds and our mill as well as with all the amazing members of this fiber community and fellow knitters that we’ve connected with along the way.