We still remember very vividly the first time we dyed the yarn in our own kitchen, back in 2015. It was pretty chaotic because we were so nervous and excited at the same time. We didn’t have any experience at all. We’ve only learned how to do it by reading many articles and watching tutorial videos on YouTube. Well, that’s how we often learn things in our journey, learning through experiencing and experimenting, with lots of mistakes, unexpected results, an unlimited series of frustrations, as well as relief.
Papiput is a family business run by two sisters: Amelia as the owner and dyer, and helped by Novi (Amelia’s youngest sister) in dyeing and order packing. While very often than not it’s pretty tough to juggle as sisters and co-workers and sometimes we get into sibling quarrels, we’ve always managed to get things done and stay together.
The name Papiput itself was created in 2011 by my younger sister whose artist name is known as Zakuro. Papiput means Papito (the way Amelia’s children called their daddy), and Puput (Amelia’s nickname). At first, we just sold imported yarns such as GGH from Germany, Red Heart, Patons, Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn lines, and many more. Then, we entered the wonders of the hand-dyed yarns era. We were the first shop that sold Malabrigo and Lorna’s Laces in Indonesia. When we saw those magical details of hand-dyed yarns, we just couldn’t go back.