Hand dyed fibres inspired by nature

Glasgow, United Kingdom | 93 Sales


Hand dyed fibres inspired by nature

Glasgow, United Kingdom 93 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Zoe Armstrong

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Knitter, turned spinner, turned Indie Dyer!

Fibre Forager is a small indie dyeing business based in East Dunbartonshire in Scotland. Zoe Armstrong runs the business and has been a lover of natural fibre and textiles since she can remember. Brought up in an arts and crafts environment, Zoe eventually went to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and design to study fine art. Throughout her degree she learned felt making and re-learned the knitting skills she had learnt from family members in her youth. Her love of knitting and felting eventually brought her into the world of spinning, which then opened up another new world of hand dyeing fibre.

Zoe is inspired by the colours of nature in the rural area around her, from the moor land within easy walking distance of where Fibre Forager is based, to the Campsie Fell mountain range you can see when walking through the moors. Fresh spring colours from the first flowers that pop up through the ground early in the year and rich autumnal shades are her favourite. Zoe uses Jacquard acid dyes to re-create these colours on the fibre she dyes for Fibre Forager.

Along with the hand dyed combed tops, Fibre Forager also sells hand dyed locks, silk cocoons, silk mawata hankies, silk embroidery thread, drum carded batts and occasionally some hand made items. Combed tops come in a range of one of a kind and consistent colour ways.

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  • Zoe Armstrong

    Owner, Maker, I Do Everything!

    I grew up on the outskirts of Glasgow, next to the countryside. My parents always encouraged art and crafts and doing thing yourself. My business is the result of a lifetimes worth of craft knowledge and inspiration from the landscape around me.

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Last updated on April 10, 2013
Welcome to Fibre Forager's hand dyed fibre and handspun yarn on Etsy. All yarns are hand spun on a Haldane Lewis spinning wheel with great care and love. Fibre Forager loves dying and it's always excting to see what will come out of the pot! Inspiration comes from nature and my yarns and dyed fibres are the end results of a great passion!

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All purchases are protected by the Distance Selling Regulations UK, which allow you to cancel the purchase within 7 working days after the day you receive the items. Return postage costs are the responsibility of the buyer and on return of the goods we will refund the amount paid minus the original postage charge though paypal. Items that are not returned to us in their original condition e.g yarn that has been un-skeined, will not be refunded unless they were damaged in transit. I will honour overseas orders with the same policy.
All payments are through paypal which gives added security when shopping online. All payments must be received within 7 days of ordering the goods.
All items will be posted second class within 2 working days after receipt of payment by Royal Mail in the UK. All overseas orders will be posted first class. I send out all goods in pefect condition and hope you recieve them in the same way. If any items arrive damaged or incomplete, please contact me immediately at fibreforager [!at] or by clicking on the enquiries tab and filling out the form, so I can rectify any problems.

UK deliveries should arrive within 15 working days. If your purchases have not arrived after this time, please contact me for replacement/refund. (Please note that as all products are unique it may be impossible to relace an item exactly.)

Overseas deliveries should arrive within 25 working days. If your purchases have not arrived after this time, please contact us for replacement/refund.
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All items in my shop are truly unique so please be aware that if and item needs replaced it will be impossible to replace it exactly.