ColoursfromShetland

Naturally dyed Shetland Wool, Ecoprint Silk and Cards

60 Sales

ColoursfromShetland

Naturally dyed Shetland Wool, Ecoprint Silk and Cards

60 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   🎄🎄🎄Christmas sale 15% off many shop items. Choose a Christmas present with natures colours, something special and different!
All products are labelled with plants used to dye the Shetland wool.🎄🎄🎄

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Last updated on 12 Dec, 2018

🎄🎄🎄Christmas sale 15% off many shop items. Choose a Christmas present with natures colours, something special and different!
All products are labelled with plants used to dye the Shetland wool.🎄🎄🎄

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Tips of flowering Heather are collected and Shetland wool made into skeins in preparation for the dyeing process.

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Walking hand in hand with nature! Shetland wool from sheep grazing in the wild Northern isles - dyed in natural colours using plants from Shetland

I discovered colour from plants at a very young age and still feel the same excitement now when I watch fibres take in the natural dye colour.
I moved to Shetland in 2000 and it was not long before people began to ask if they could purchase naturally dyed wool.
I have been creating a dye garden which grows local indigenous dye plants as well as some whose natural home lies far away, a slow and challenging process in the harsh Northern climate.
Spindrift Crafts was set up as a friend, and myself, began to sell our craft items in the Isles.
The interest in naturally dyed products has grown over the last couple of years and so I decided to set up the Etsy shop.
I dye the fibres and create items when I am able, the whole process is slow and gentle taking time. The plants have to be harvested, fibres mordanted and dye vats created before the actual dyeing can take place.
Being so close to nature is a healing and beautiful experience as I tend the dye plants and extract their colours.
The ecological and sustainable aspect of natural dyeing is very important to me, especially in today's society where the textile market is so toxic to the environment with all the chemical disposal of dye stuffs.
My journey with natural dyes has sustained me mentally and physically as I live with a disability. Nature is a good friend and I recommend getting to know her to everyone who walks on Mother Earth :)

Shop members

  • Bunchy

    Owner, Maker

    I live in Shetland growing and using dye plants to colour wool and fabrics using both traditional vat and also ecoprint methods. Working with natural dyes, and making small textile items, is a rewarding experience, nature's colours are beautiful!

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  • Knitter

    Local knitter

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Last updated on 23 Jan, 2018
Seller details
Bunchy Casey
3 Lingapund
Brae
SHETLAND, Shetland ZE2 9SN
United Kingdom