About Cowgirlblues

Cowgirlblues is a Cape Town-based dye house and design studio specialising in South African wool and mohair. Started by Bridget Henderson, who after an MBA at Insead, a stint at Luis Vuitton Moet Hennessy in Paris, and a successful career as a strategy consultant returned to Cape Town and took up knitting again, experimenting with texture, patterns and colour. Frustrated at not being able to find suitable wool locally, she decided to start spinning and dyeing her own, and so the cowgirlblues brand was born.

“If you take any activity, any art, any discipline, any skill, take it and push it as far as it will go, push it beyond where it has ever been before, push it to the wildest edge of edges, then you will force it into the realm of magic.”

— Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

Pictured above from left to right are the Cowgirlblues team:

Bridget: Founder, CEO, designer, dyer

Francine: Dyeing assistant and finisher 

Cynthia: Studio assistant and ball winder

Miriam: Studio and Sales Assistant

Anthea: Studio assistant and finisher

Julia: Crochet teacher, designer, communications expert