Hi, I’m Sharon, a natural dyer living in the “wilds” of Ohio. My life pretty much revolves around Nature, knitting, being outdoors, yarn and plants. Mix it all together and you get natural dyeing.
Crazy as it sounds, natural dyeing takes us on adventures through yarn!. Exploring to find new dyes or dye sources, growing new dye plants in the garden, trying new dyeing methods, not knowing exactly how it will turn out but worth trying. Looking for unusual, less common yarns and wools is another piece of the adventure. There are around 1400 sheep breeds, plus goats, rabbits and other fiber producing animals. My wish is to make it easier for knitters and crocheters to get their hands on different wool breeds and help support diversity as well as learning about the differences between wools. At the same time, we’ll be supporting small businesses-shepherds, mills, seed companies, etc.
Flora Adora Fibers offers non superwash yarns, naturally dyed with techniques that minimize water use, reuse mordants and dyes til they give up the ghost, and use food grade chemicals to bind dyes to yarn. Dye materials are responsibly foraged, grown or purchased from sustainable sources.
If you’re ready for some yarnie adventures, you’re in the right place! The following 2 quotes sum things up pretty well:
Bravery and adventure! That’s the ticket! Don’t sit and gather moss. Get up, get out, do what you dream of doing, and if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work, and you don’t need to make that particular mistake again, but at least you won’t get old wondering what if you had.— Garrison Keillor
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”—Howard Thurman