My name is Sarah Matthess, and I have been hand-spinning, hand-knitting, and dyeing my yarns and fibre with natural plant dyes all my adult life.
I use UK grown wool for all my yarns, and wherever possible, I use locally grown plants to dye my wool, locks & fibre. I source my fleeces from small flocks all around the British Isle. Many come from Scotland, some from the islands, from Northern Ireland and right down to the Isle of Wight.
Each yarn that I spin will be individual. I don't follow a pattern and like to create a look as I go along. Inspiration for yarn colours comes from local plants and natural colour schemes.
My online shop also contains a number of plant dyed fibres and locks.
I also have a keen interest in vintage fibre related items, particularly antique bobbins, shuttles and pirns from now-closed-down weaving mills of Ireland and the UK, and I share my 'finds' in my shop whenever possible!
For more on my work, please visit my blog, facebook, youtube and instagram.