I live and work in Shetland using natural dyes to colour wool and making small kits for knitting Spindrift Craft’s unique ‘Peerie Pouches’. My book ‘Natural Dye Colours from Shetland’ shares my notes, recipes and tips for those keen to try natural dyes, growing and using plants from their own locality.
Over the last 20 years my Natural Dye garden has evolved growing many indigenous plants and introduced plants that dye Shetlands wool beautiful shades. The wool is dyed using flowers, leaves, bark and roots. Natural dyes give lovely colours that work particularly well in Fair isle colourwork knitting. A range of colours in Shetland 4ply and local double knit, Peerie Pouch kits, my Natural Dye book and a new kit will all be available in my online shop for SWW 2021.