Woolly Mammoth Fibre Company is a small hand dyeing and spinning studio based on the North Coast of Northern Ireland, created by Emma Robinson.
I use single breed, high quality, non- superwash yarns spun in Laxton's Mill, West Yorkshire for dyeing. A large majority of these wools are British or rare breeds and are all dyed with natural dyes. Many of my natural dyes are foraged from my local area or home grown in the garden. Sometimes I like to use kitchen waste to dye too. My colour inspiration comes mainly from walks in the quiet Irish landscape, stories of epic adventures or sometimes old books and poetry.
A note about natural dyes:
Eventually, all natural dyes will fade precisely because they are not chemical dyes. This is one of the reasons I love them- they will inherit a memory and history of their own. To ensure the long life of your naturally dyed yarn/ garment, store out of sunlight when not being worn and wash with a gentle no rinse wool wash in cold - lukewarm water. Dry flat.