Natural dyes offer incredible colour-producing potential to artists and makers.
Growing natural dye plants combines our love of gardening and our shepherding and allows us to produce our own Manitoba Lopi in a range of colours and hues. We're thrilled to grow more in order to share the joy of natural dyeing with others.
Our dyes are sold in pint-size decorative glass vintage jars.
30g is enough to dye a 100g skein of yarn at 30% weight of fibre. Dyes go much further when used for bundle dyeing.
All our dye plants are grown organically using principles of permaculture and regenerative agriculture. They are picked by hand and dried in the open air without the use of electricity.
Our Natural Dyes
produces bright yellows
produces deep oranges with a red hue
produces bright oranges
produce blues and violets
Indigo (dried leaves)
produce a range of yellows and oranges with a green hue
produces ranges of greens and mauves (with addition of acidity)
produce beautiful olive greens
produces yellows with a green hue
produces clear yellows. Often combined with other dyes to create teals and greens.