Rebekka Seale founded Camellia Fiber Co. two years ago this month! She started as an online yarn shop she hoped would supplement her income from illustrations, but it has grown into a beautiful studio and shop filled with hand-dyed yarn that sells almost as fast as she can make it.
“I’ve been fooling around with spinning and knitting since high school and college, respectively. I was a studio art major in college and my interests were mostly based around different aspects of color theory. Three years ago, I began experimenting with different dye techniques, and discovered all the wonderful possibilities that come from various combinations of color and fiber. It felt like a revelation!” We’re certainly glad she’s had this revelations. Her yarns, all organic, are stunning experiments in natural colors and fibers. Rebekka is inspired by the textures and landscapes of the gulf coast of Alabama, where she grew up. She’s also inspired by the tight-knit group of makers in Nashville, including her studio mates who are the owners of Sonadora and Golden Apothecary.
You can find Rebekka’s yarn in her online shop at www.camelliafibercompany.com/shop or at Craft South in Nashville and Have Company in Grand Rapids. You can follow her on Instagram, @camelliafibercompany . And if you’re in Nashville, she invites you to come visit the studio!
Portrait by Talitha Bullock.
Studio photos by Lean Timms.