cowgirlblues is a Cape Town based dye house and design studio specialising in South African wool and mohair. Started by Bridget Henderson, who after an MBA at Instead, a stint at Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy in Paris, and a successful career as a strategy consultant, returned to Cape Town and took up knitting again, experimenting with texture, patterns and colour. Frustrated at not being able to find suitable wool locally, she decided to start spinning and dyeing her own, and so the cowgirlblues brand was born.
cowgirlblues is all about creativity and personal connection. From the studio in Cape Town, their skilled team hand dyes yarns and products, and prepares the beautiful balls and skeins that inspire makers all over the world. They work with the finest South African mohair and merino yarns, all of which are locally produced. Excellent quality merino wool and mohair fibre is cleaned, combed and spun by suppliers to international standards. The range is carefully selected to offer quality and versatility in yarn weights and fibre blends.
The cowgirlblues custom colour palette is created in-house from primary colours. Commercial dyes are sourced from reputable manufacturers compliant with European safety standards, and all dyeing is done by hand. The colour palette is updated regularly to keep it fresh, contemporary and inspiring.
Inspiration is everywhere and cowgirlblues draws from the local landscape, people, flora and fauna, as well as contemporary fashion and international trends.