Dyeing Process and Yarn

All my yarns are made of 100% pure virgin wool and are dyed with 100% natural dyes.

Both qualities Bluefaced Leicester and Blueface/Masham are sourced and spun in northern England. The Merino wool comes from organic farming in Patagonia and is also spun in England.


As colorants I partly use natural dye extracts which have been certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS 3.0) to make sure that all the material is harvested in a sustainable way. I do this mainly with those materials which do not grow in these regions. By mixing the extracts, the range of colours obtained is almost infinite. But I also collect native plants. Here I put a special emphasis on those plants that grow in abundance (e.g. Canadian Goldenrod) or that are  by-products  (like walnut husks, onion skins or pomegranate peel) and would otherwise be waste.

Yarn in the dye pot.

Canadian Goldenrod, prepared for dyeing.
Green walnut husks soaking in water.