Sionnach Yarns is a one woman run yarn dyeing studio, created by Sophie Fontaine.
Based in the Burren, surrounded by a rocky landscape and the sea, nature is our every day inspiration.
Our natural dyeing
Sophie is a knitter since years… As far as she can remember women in her family always have been knitting. For themselves, their grandchildren, their husbands, … Naturally she learnt with her mother, grandmothers and great grandmother.
She start natural dyeing in 2017 by curiosity with an easy onion dye and got hooked by the magical of the plants.
Sophie tries to respect the environment as much as possible through her dyeing. The mailing packaging is plant based and home compostable (tried and approved!), boxes are recyclable, dyestuffs are going to her home composts after been use to their maximum and she use rain water when possible (thank to Irish water, there is quite a lot of rain water…!)