Atelier YARN for Kusaki-zome is a small company offering yarn, stoles and knitwear with natural dyes. Yoshie Shichiji started natural dyeing in 1980, made her own garden where she can produce organic herbs as dyes, and established her company, Atelier YARN in Saitama, Japan in 1985.
Atelier YARN mainly uses domestic organic plants as dyes. A wide range of colors are produced by plants grown by Atelier YARN's garden and some local farmers who cooperating with our works. Additionally, we use some imported plants and invertebrates which cannot be grown in Japan to obtain more colors. One of the our products, Sakura-zome, which produced beautiful pale pink by Japanese cherry trees, has earned a good reputation.
Atelier YARN holds its exhibitions and workshops in Tokyo and Paris in every autumn.