We are an Irish artisan hand dyed yarn and art studio in the countryside in Ireland. I am a keen knitter and was taught to knit and crochet by my Mum and our crafty neighbour Mrs Ryan. I love working with natural fibres and incorporate them in our home and what we wear as much as possible.
We worked as a graphic designer (Caroline) and architect (Jonny) in London and Spain before moving back to Ireland and living in the countryside – from there it was a natural transition to take our love of colour, art and design and apply it to our love of yarn.
Life in the Long Grass?
Our name represents the natural life of the wool that we dye; wonderful sheep braving the elements and a way of life where taking the time to make something and enjoying the process is as important as the wool itself. We are crazy about texture and rustic living and are inspired by our surroundings in the countryside, you will spot this in our main body of colourways.
Environmentally Aware Hand Dyeing Methods & Packaging
We dye using professional washfast and lightfast dyes which have minimum impact on the environment as we exhaust each dyepot so all the colour is absorbed onto our yarn and the water is clear and safe to use again for our next batch. This is achieved by meticulous calculations and recipes that we have created to be as exact, efficient and environmentally friendly as we can. All our labels are made from 100% recycled paper and our wool is sourced from small farms in South America and British breeds.
We welcome your feedback on all our colourways so let us know what you think we’d be delighted to hear from you!
Caroline & Jonny