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Hand dyed yarn, Craft Courses, Natural dye kits
Ria Burns is a knitwear designer based in Bristol, South West England. She designs and makes naturally dyed, local wool knitwear, using regeneratively farmed Shetland-Romney lambswool from a Mendip farm just 15 miles away from her Bristol studio, which she dyes using plants grown in her back garden. The yarn is woolen-spun in Wales to her own specifications, resulting in a bouncy 4ply/fingering weight yarn that’s great for colourwork!
Alongside her knitwear brand, Ria sells a limited edition, seasonal range of yarns, as well as natural yarn dyeing and ‘bundle dye a sock blank’ kits. She is passionate about sustainability and sharing the skills of natural dyeing and dye plant growing, which she does though her Patreon and online workshops.