Why the Hummingbird?

Should you be tempted to make a purchase, you'll see the little Skein Queen hummingbird appear on yarn labels, stickers and thank you cards and you may wonder to yourself, why the hummingbird?

I love the brilliant, iridescent colours of hummingbird plumage which remind me of the colours which can be obtained on hand-dyed silk.

The hummingbird is traditionally associated with energy and industriousness.

Hummingbirds are very discerning creatures when it comes to selecting the very best nectar and they are unique in their ability to fly forwards, backwards, up, down, sideways and hover in mid air.

These words encapsulate the Skein Queen ethos and freelance graphic designer, Patricia Lewis cleverly translated them into the hummingbird artwork. You can see both her original design at the top of the page and the updated logo.