About Us

Hello and welcome to Botanical Yarn. Botanical Yarn was founded in 2018 by Sophie. Sophie lives in York, UK, with her sausage dog, Luna. Sophie is the owner and all around creative force behind Botanical Yarn. When Sophie isn't working you can find her knitting in the garden, drinking coffee or visiting her local independent cinema to watch the latest releases (usually with knitting en tow!)

In 2021 the Botanical Yarn team grew to include Mel. Mel works part time in the studio and is a jack of all trades. She knits swatches, packs orders and can often be found cuddling Luna in a sunny spot.

Nicola also joined the team as a remote operations coordinator. This is a fancy job title that really means email answerer. Nicola lives in Dubai with her family and is as obsessed with exercise as she is with yarn.

In 2020 Sophie also set up and began running The Yorkshire Yarn Festival. Which runs both virtual and in person festivals. Check out our events page for information on the next YYF!

Due to Sophie's great love of all things botanicals, her colourways are inspired by plants and flowers. As well as the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.