Naturally Dyed Sweaters
A collaboration born out of friendship, created with time & care, these naturally dyed sweaters have been one of my most meaningful collaborations to date. Knit by my talented friend Kelsey behind Studio Kelsey & hand dyed using colour extracted from roots & nuts.
The sweaters are knit from beautiful merino wool & naturally dyed with rhubarb root & areca nut. Each panel (front, back, neckline & sleeves) has been knit, scoured (cleaned to remove oils & residue), soaked in a mordant solution (this helps the dye bind to the fibre), hand-dyed using colour from natural colour, washed and dried then linked by hand to create the finished piece you see.
These sweaters feature a drop shoulder & loose fit with a beautiful double rib neckline. Each front, back & sleeve is knit on a non-automated vintage machine and then linked together & hand-finished by Kelsey. The process is slow and labour-intensive, and the end result is a beautifully finished sweater that will become a piece to cherish for years to come.
Due to the nature of plant dyes & the process of natural dyeing, each sweater is slightly different in colour, shade & tone. These sweaters may come with small irregularities which add to the beauty and uniqueness of each piece.
Please check the measurements below before ordering. Size up if you like a looser fit.
Small: Length 21.5" (54.5cm). Chest 21" (53.5cm) SOLD OUT
Medium: Length from shoulder to hem 24" (61cm). Chest 24.5" (62.5)
Large: Length from shoulder to hem 25" (63.5cm). Chest 26" (66cm) SOLD OUT
- 100% Merino Wool
- Hand-dyed with pure plant extracts
- Knit & dyed in Dublin
- 100% Irish made
To care for this piece:
- Lay flat or line dry
- Do not spot clean
- Do not tumble dry or dry clean.
- Hand wash cold with eco-friendly detergent