Hi there, my name is Caroilne Niland and Life in the Long Grass is our small but productive and organised dye studio located in the Irish countryside. I have been dying yarn since 2015 and have recently scaled up to our fab new studio. We love new collaborations and projects and work with a wide variety of retailers around the world for exhibitions, special orders and wholesale orders. We also sell online to you directly so make sure to sign up to our newsletter and/or follow us on instagram/litlg so you find out our update times and dates.
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 colour-ways.
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 colour-ways so let us know what you think we’d be delighted to hear from you!
Caroline & Jonny