About Us

Knotty Habit was founded early 2019 on a foundation of love for bold and unique natural fibre based yarn. The young company aims to excite and entice a sense of fun, beauty, and adventure in our customer’s fibre art by producing high-quality hand-dyed yarns.

Knotty Habit is run by me, Miensie van Zyl, and my ever-supportive husband, Louis. I am a mother of 3 and discovered my love for spinning and crochet as the last of my children left for college in the US. As I started to use natural yarns, my interest in the process of spinning and dying grew and it evolved into experimenting with the dying of unspun fibres and spun yarn. Most recently knitting was added to my list of fibre art passions. I am a South African, Gauteng based, indie dyer who loves to experiment with bold and bright colours. I enjoy seeing how my customers use my yarn to create beautiful pieces of art.

Our Mission:

The mission of Knotty Habit is to inspire our customers and unleash their creativity through our beautiful and uniquely dyed natural fibre yarns

Our vision:

Our vision is to be part of the growing natural fibre art movement and continue to deliver trendy, colourful yarn. We strive to be recognised as a National and International brand and grow our customer base on social media and at local yarn shops and markets

Our Values:

Happy customers are at the core of our values. We are proud of the products that we produce and always strive to deliver high-quality products to the satisfaction of our customers. We have a passion for people and natural yarns.

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