AppleoakFibreWorks

Welcome to AppleOak FibreWorks ~ Natural Dyeing Company

Scarriff, Ireland 5952 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (1190)

AppleoakFibreWorks

Welcome to AppleOak FibreWorks ~ Natural Dyeing Company

Scarriff, Ireland | 5952 Sales

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Jennifer

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Jennifer

Announcement    Our website is finally live! www.appleoakfibreworks.com - great for ordering yarn, Dyes, patterns and Dye Kits - There are no etsy fees charged on our website, meaning that everything is a bit cheaper there! Surely worth a visit ;-) !

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THE ENVIRONMENT MATTERS TO US!

* All our packaging ( including stickers) are either made from vegetable starch or recycled paper and are fully compostable and recyclable.

** Being conscious natural Dyers, we only use dyes and mordants that are not harmful to the environment. We are currently installing an almost closed water cycle for our dyeing plant. Using rainwater for dyeing, plant & charcoal based water filters to clean and re-using dye water for dyeing and rinsing. Many of our dyes are sourced organic, when ever possible. We also work closely with local farmers for Onion skins. We are hoping to bring dye plant production to Ireland in the near future... So exciting!

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OTHER NOTES:

*We update stock quantities regularly, but it can happen that an ordered article has already been sold, but is still displayed as "available" in the shop.

**Sale items can not be exchanged or returned.

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If you like to receive free dye recipes, discounts, offers and dyeing tips you can sign up to our monthly NEWSLETTER! Just drop me a line and I add you to our list!

Shipping: We will REFUND shipping overcharges, if applicable, just drop us a line to see if you qualify. we have a new postal system in place now and most standard options will have tracking from now on, isn't that awesome?!?


And now, time for a browse! Thank you for calling in!

Best wishes,
Jennifer & Tristan

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 20, 2019

Our website is finally live! www.appleoakfibreworks.com - great for ordering yarn, Dyes, patterns and Dye Kits - There are no etsy fees charged on our website, meaning that everything is a bit cheaper there! Surely worth a visit ;-) !

************************************************************************************************
THE ENVIRONMENT MATTERS TO US!

* All our packaging ( including stickers) are either made from vegetable starch or recycled paper and are fully compostable and recyclable.

** Being conscious natural Dyers, we only use dyes and mordants that are not harmful to the environment. We are currently installing an almost closed water cycle for our dyeing plant. Using rainwater for dyeing, plant & charcoal based water filters to clean and re-using dye water for dyeing and rinsing. Many of our dyes are sourced organic, when ever possible. We also work closely with local farmers for Onion skins. We are hoping to bring dye plant production to Ireland in the near future... So exciting!

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OTHER NOTES:

*We update stock quantities regularly, but it can happen that an ordered article has already been sold, but is still displayed as "available" in the shop.

**Sale items can not be exchanged or returned.

*************************************************************************************************

If you like to receive free dye recipes, discounts, offers and dyeing tips you can sign up to our monthly NEWSLETTER! Just drop me a line and I add you to our list!

Shipping: We will REFUND shipping overcharges, if applicable, just drop us a line to see if you qualify. we have a new postal system in place now and most standard options will have tracking from now on, isn't that awesome?!?


And now, time for a browse! Thank you for calling in!

Best wishes,
Jennifer & Tristan

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5 out of 5 stars
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About AppleoakFibreWorks

Sales 5,952
On Etsy since 2017

If we wanted quality, we were going to have to produce it ourselves!

A few years ago, myself and an artist friend Mia Foley, discovered the endless possibilities of needle-felting. That passion then turned into a lifestyle and we began a collaboration of fibre artists and creators we called 'Woolly Gatherings'. We held workshops ranging from traditional cable knitting to complex and styllized crocheting, all kinds of felting techniques, dying workshops and spinning. We also ran practical workshops like how to read a pattern or use a sewing machine.
Once we had the workshops up and running, we realised that we were finding it really difficult to source the kind of quality yarns and crafting necessities we needed. Everything was poor quality, using man made yarns and chemical dyes. Not only that, the colours were all wrong for the projects we were working on. So I began to look into sourcing more natural fibres, which was so much more difficult than I ever imagined it would be. Even Ireland, which is especially well known for its high quality wool; there just wasn't the market any longer. This was about to change.
With a background in Waldorf and Steiner Schools, I had a deep love of all things natural and the beautiful range of colours found in nature. I began by supplying Woolly Gatherings and soon friends and neighbours were coming to us, cooing over our wools and yarns. No one had seen this kind of quality in years.
The next stage was producing the colour we craved. I set about experimenting with plant dyes, using plants from my own garden and in nature around me. We were blown away by the beauty of these dyes. It became a mission to be able to create beauty and colour for crafters, designers, artists.
My love of colour and my experimentation with plant dyes completely took over my life and my kitchen, and Apple Oaks Fibre Works was born. This natural process of dying fibres is now the heart of what we do. Why Fibre Works? Well because long term, my husband Tristan and I are hoping to grow our own Woad, and we are committing to sourcing more local wool, thus supporting other cottage industries in Ireland, helping to create a real revival in our traditional rural economy. Promoting cottage industry and our ethos and commitment to all things natural is what we are ultimately aiming for. I know by the many positive messages I get, that this is what you want too.

Shop members

  • Jennifer

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    Hello I'm Jenny - Dyer and Designer at AppleOak FibreWorks.

  • Tristan

    Owner, Shipper, Customer Service

    Tristan is taking care of our customers in packaging, and, being a professional gardener, takes care of our dyeing plants. He is the practical head on our team .

Production partners

  • wholesale natural materials supply

    North Holland, Netherlands

    Create felt and fabrics

  • Small wholesaler

    Germany

    Here I buy high quality natural products which are produced ethical,fair and with the environment in mind.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Mar 26, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Please contact us for wholesale enquiries. Wholesale prices are available for fibres, yarns and some kits.