Dwynwen Hopcroft is the owner of Loch Ness Knitting based in Drumnadrochit. Where she sells knitting patterns, yarn, knitted items and holds workshops on natural dyeing.
Dwynwen was taught to knit and crochet as a child by her mother Margaret. Since then she has been making, mending and altering most of her own clothes. For the last 10 years Dwynwen has been sharing and selling her knitting patterns online.
Since moving to Drumnadrochit Dwynwen has rebranded her designs as Loch Ness Knitting and been inspired to take up yarn dyeing. Dwynwen is inspired to design practical modern garments inspired by the natural sights, sounds and weather around Loch Ness. She is passionate about developing environmentally conscious business. She has formed partnerships with local business and voluntary groups to provide resources for sustainable natural dyeing.
In 2018 Dwynwen launched her first book My Colourful Kitchen, a collection of recipes for natural yarn dyeing. She completed her second book My Colourful Garden and designing a collection of patterns inspired by Highland craft distilleries.