Circus Tonic Handmade
Hannah Ginn and her label, Circus Tonic Handmade, first featured as our Sisters Spotlight in May 2017, just a month after we opened. Hannah's yarn has long been a firm favourite among local lovers of indie dyed yarn and is known for both a sophistication and richness in her use of colour.
With a background in molecular biology and genetics, Hannah took the leap into starting her own business in 2015 sourcing yarns from all over the world to bring knitters and crafters unique, covetable skeins. Over time her style has developed and evolved but the theme of Australian native birds has remained a focus for her colours. Much of her gorgeous colour inspiration comes from the natural world and her vast collection of antique natural history reference books.
Hannah has collaborated with a number of designers, both Australian and international, including Anna Maltz, Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade, Clare Devine of Knit Share Love, Ambah O'Brien, Deanne Ramsay of Addydae Designs and Libby Jonson of Truly Myrtle (including Libby's beautiful Skein Sisters Shawl, designed exclusively for Skein Sisters).
This month we're delighted to bring you a beautiful, luxurious range in Revelry Sock Fingering/4ply, plus a selection of colours dyed on sparkly Fireworks Gold and Silver.
We also have a very limited quantity of Ching Sock merino/bamboo kits, each containing 5 skeins. These are perfect for shawls like Find Your Fade or the new Joji Locatelli patterns such as Fading Point. The colour selections are really subtle (known as a pulse fade), which Hannah designed with Joji Locatelli's help... there is much more going on than just light to dark.