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About Black Forest Yarn

I started Black Forest Yarn out of my love for knitting, which opened the way to the joy of creating beauty out of yarn.

Dyeing yarn emerged from the passion for wool which has grown since I began knitting in 2013. Five years later I found that dyeing is a way to bring additional beauty into the yarn itself.

Today Black Forest Yarn gives me the opportunity to share with others the pleasure of creating unique high quality hand dyed yarn.

About Me / Natalia Grün

Originally I am from Costa Rica and grew up between there and Germany. Since obtaining my Master’s degree in chemistry in Cologne, Germany, I have lived in Europe permanently. Out of university, I worked in the chemical industry until our family moved to the Netherlands for three years. Our first child was born there. And that is where I learned to knit. The foundation was laid! I still recall fondly our time in the Netherlands, where I was fortunate to meet some very dear people and to find this passion inside me.

Moving to a village outside Freiburg, in the Black Forest of Germany, was the last step before getting absorbed into the dyeing world.

Sometimes when I do my morning walks in the lovely Black Forest I get inspiration for dyeing, as also happens when recalling the spectacular colours of the tropical rain forests and oceans of Costa Rica, where I worked as a nature guide. Other times, it is my customers who inspire me to try something different, that I would not have thought of myself.

I am very thankful of being able to apply my technical education and my life experiences to work creatively, to interact with creative people. It makes me appreciate life.