Petra is the super talented dyer behind the immensely popular and sought after Black Elephant yarns. Slovakian by by birth, Petra's love for yarn and knitting was rekindled in 2010 when she relocated to South Yorkshire and found herself craving the warmth of wool.
Trained as an architect, Petra has put aside her old vocation to concentrate on creating magic with colours and wool, and we are so so glad! She's inspired by her natural surroundings, and dyes in her environmentally responsible studio. Her yarns are globally sought after, and no wonder!
We think her colours are mesmerising on this Superwash Merino Singles base! Check out our exclusive Tribe colourways: Spirited Away, Milli & Margot!
Petra is the super talented dyer behind the Black Elephant brand. Slovakian by by birth, Petra's love for yarn and knitting was rekindled in 2010 when she relocated to South Yorkshire and found herself craving the warmth of wool.
Realising that there's nothing out there in internet land in her mother tongue , she began her first blog - hladko obratko (knit purl) where she shared everything she learnt from English speaking videos and made her own videos in Slovakian in her spare time.
Putting her two University degrees and her day job in architecture aside, she began to hand dye her own yarn and created easy to follow knitting kits for total beginners.
Black Elephant was born.
...the elephant is found in the form of Ganesha who is the god of luck and is a blessing upon all new projects, which is the most fitting for my yarn adventure. My Black Elephant is my blessing. I hope you will enjoy my hand dyed yarns and kits. :)
I used Daryl to make a cardigan at Milli’s suggestion. The yarn is beautiful to knit with and with this colour way, each stitch is different but the overall effect is lovely and su...view morebtle. Can’t wait for more colours to be back in stock! view less
This was another first inspired by many trips to Tribe - marling - I combined Black Elephant with lace weight cowgirlblues and just kept going. There is a huge range of different ...view moretones in this wool and the more I have used it the better I like it, particularly during the summer when some wool is just too hot to work with. view less