My name is Margs Beningfield and I dabble in all things fibre arts from spinning to knitting and weaving to sewing. I love the process of creating objects by hand, and especially made-to-measure garments. I re-discovered the joy of knitting in university when I decided to knit myself a jersey (quite an enthusiastic first project!). It wasn’t long until I discovered the magic of hand-dyed wool and I knew I had to try my hand at creating my own colours.

Sleeping Cat Designs, named for my favourite knitting mascot, grew from there. I enjoy working with pure merino wool, as well as a lovely, locally made merino-linen blend. I am inspired by nature, art and whimsy – often my best ideas come to me while walking dogs. I hope to create colours that inspire.

All our yarn is dyed and rinsed using harvested rainwater