Artisinal individuality in hand dyed quality New Zealand yarns. In stock skeins, orders taken, skein to ball service and accessories available.
Who am I?
I’m Rhonda, an Aussie living in the north of Auckland. I’ve only been here for a few years after nearly 10 years away from Australia. Having lived all over Australia and nearly 8 years in Singapore and Malaysia, I’ve followed my daughter to New Zealand and am happy to call Aotearoa, New Zealand, home.
I’ve always loved textiles and colour, particularly saturated colour. I learnt to knit at 5, sew while in primary school and quilt when I had children. I even took Textile Tours to the ancient home of textiles, India. It wasn’t until I learnt to paint as an adult that I began to see colour differently. Those impressionists were amazing and continue to inspire me today.
Why dye yarn and fibre?
I love colour and breaking the rules creatively. I’m passionate about the environment and aim to ensure Roxy Fibres is as sustainable and kind to the environment as possible. While I use both natural and acid based dyes, my techniques ensure no amount of dye is wasted and none of it goes down the drain.
My fibres and yarn bases are sourced from reputable mills in Aotearoa, where their product is sourced domestically. Yarn is only imported when not available here. I am an open book. Feel free to ask me where my yarn bases and fibres come from.
Why is this business called Roxy Fibres and why the dog on the logo?
Don’t tell my children but Roxy our Rottweiler was my favourite child (LOL). Sadly, she passed away some time ago and I have named this business in her memory. The logo for Roxy Fibres is from a lino cut I made in her image.