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Brambles & Me

About Us

Brambles & Me is a natural dye business located within the heart of the North East of England, founded by Mia Malone in 2018. Inspiration is taken from being a young child playing in grandparent’s gardens, planting bulbs and shrubs and watching them attract bees and butterflies, however, it was through studying towards a BA (Hons) Degree in Fashion and Textiles that led to the creation of this family owned business. 


This love of the outdoors blossomed right through into adulthood and now as a Wife and Mother, time is spent outdoors making memories and cherishing all that Mother Nature has to offer. These family adventures are the inspiration behind the colours and names of the yarns created.


All yarns are dyed using only naturally derived extracts from roots, bark, leaves and insects and are carefully created by hand to produce unique colours influenced by the great outdoors. The yarns used are nylon free and predominantly Bluefaced Leicester wool with some blends including Silk and Cashmere, they are superwash treated with a resin that degrades with the life of the yarn. 
  

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Natural Dyes

Yarns are dyed naturally, predominently with extraccts which produce results as unique as Mother Nature. It is recommended to carefully hand wash the yarn in cool/warm water using a PH neutral solution as many natural dyes are sensitive to varying PH levels and minerals and therefore using product which is more acidic or alkaline could cause the original colour to shift. Naturally produced colours can evolve over time and develop further characteristics. 

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Workshops

During a Brambles & Me natural dye workshop you will be briefly introduced to natural dyes and how best to care for your yarn. No experience is required as you will be guided through a selection of hand dyeing techniques to dye a skein of yarn using natural dye extracts. All materials are provided, it is advised to bring a towel or a bag to take your completed skeins home as they will still be damp.

For up to date Workshops please check the social media pages and the workshop section of the shop. 

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Products

Please note, colours can vary according to different computer monitors. Care has been taken during photography to represent the colours as accurately as possible. 

If using light and dark colours together, it is advised to test samples prior to use.

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