The Natural Dye Studio
The Natural Dye Studio is a family company, located in sunny Suffolk, UK. Their ethos as a company is to provide the best quality luxury yarn as possible in an as environmentally friendly and as ethically way as possible. The Natural Dye Studio exclusively uses historical plant dyes which produce an astounding spectrum of beautiful subtle colour.
“All our dyes and mordants are sourced through a UK supplier. We only use plant materials, such as wood chips, chopped roots and leaves. We do not use natural dye extracts, as the raw materials are processed to turn them into extracts and as far as I am concerned is a totally un-necessary process. We only use cream of tartar and alum as mordants. Alum (a rock salt) is slightly abrasive in its crystal form however totally harmless when dissolved in water. Cream of tartar is used in cake baking. We do NOT use any of the metal mordants such as tin, copper, chrome and iron, some of which are very toxic and all of which should not be poured into the water system. I believe it is better to lose a few colours from my range, than use ingredients that are harmful. All our spent dye material is composted and then used on our organic dye garden, the plants of which are then eaten by the organic wild rabbits...”
The Natural Dye Studio’s exclusive Dazzle British Blue Faced Leicester is licensed by the British Wool Marketing Board to carry the prestigious British Wool mark.