Local is Lekker Rita Trafford Dye DIY Box


A Be Inspired Exclusive collaboration with local yarn producers and dyers.

Click here to watch a video explaining the Local Is Lekker box!

After successfully putting out a Sox Box (not only for socks but was always sock weight yarn!) every quarter (well almost!) for 4 years, I felt it was time for a change in the format.

Following this pandemic of Covid-19 and the crash in the South African economy, I feel it is now more important than ever to support South African businesses, especially our yarn industry as we have come to realise how much we need and rely on yarn for our sanity!

DIY Dye Your Own Speckle

Local is Lekker Box number Four is a little different from the others in that YOU have some DIY to do! Rita Trafford has been running an extremely successful natural dyeing workshop online, during this pandemic which forced many of us to do things differently. I thoroughly enjoyed her class, and asked if if she could create a boxed version for Be Inspired. Rita has taken it to another level, and included everything you need to dye a speckled skein of yarn, as well as a special mini hand dyed by her.

Box includes:

100 gram undyed skein of superwash merino

a mini skein naturally dyed by Rita

a Fijn Botanicals natural conditioner for your yarn

components for the dye process

3 different plant materials for the dye process

step by step project card

a discount code for Rita’s online dye class

entry into a lucky draw to win an eco printed bag and 5 naturally dyed mini skeins (order and pay for your DIY Dye box before 1st December 2020) – see photos of prize in gallery


Special Offer

I have also added a specially priced option to include box three which featured Adele’s Mohair, and contains 6 beautiful mini skeins showing off the range of her uniquely spun, luxurious yarns:

(2 x mini 10 gram skeins of a boucle, 1 mini 10 gram skein of a brushed mohair, 1 mini 10 gram skein of a medium brushed mohair, 1 mini 10 gram skein of a sparkly bambi, 1 mini 10 gram skein of either a linen mix/other, A5 Journal pages – 2 project pages to complete with your dreams/current wip and an Adele’s Mohair stash page to stick samples and make notes to add to your stash journal)


Should you want just Rita’s box, choose that option from the drop down, or for a special price add Adele’s box by choosing that option.



Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 cm

Just Rita's Box, Rita and Adele's Mohair Box Special