WE ARE GATHERERS AND MAKERS
- of ethically sourced, artisan hand-dyed yarn and quality fibre art tools
WE ARE GATHERERS AND MAKERSof ethically sourced, artisan hand-dyed yarn and quality fibre art tools
Welcome To Natural Fibre Arts
Natural Fibre Arts is a small family run, fibre arts business that began in 2008. We are located just north of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and have an online shop and the dye studio is open by appointment for in person purchases.
We love what we do, and we love that you love it too!
Meet The Makers - Cheryl
I am Cheryl and I am the owner and main dyer at Natural Fibre Arts. When you email or phone, I am the one who will answer your questions and look after you.
Cheryl has been a knitter since she was about 8 years old, taught by both her mother and grandmother. She has been dyeing yarn since 2008 starting with natural dyeing and eventually moving into our preferred methods using the Greener Shades Dyes we currently use.
In 2012 Vanessa, Cheryl's daughter, joined Natural Fibre Arts as a dyer with a wonderful creative flare for gorgeous colour combinations and a passion to develop new colourways.
As a busy mum of two gorgeous boys she has limited time to knit but manages to create a sock or two here and there. She would much rather spend her time creating gorgeous colourways whenever she gets the chance.
In 2021 Sandra, Cheryl's sister, has joined the Natural Fibre Arts team as both a yarn dyer and as our very own wood worker and fibre arts jewellery person. Sandra makes the most gorgeous wooden accessories and beaded stitch markers to add to our locally made and produced artisan fibre tools.
Together we lovingly and artistically dye gorgeous yarn that is sustainable and ethically sourced. Our established practices and unique dyeing methods produce professional and quality hand dyed yarns. The Merino fibre is sourced from mills who in turn source the wool from farmers that do not use mulesing on their flocks. We support the local Australian wool industry where possible and other small crafting businesses like ourselves.
“Our logo, the lotus flower is a reminder of the beauty that comes from change, the magic that a new beginning brings, and the seed of potential that’s buried in the most unlikely places.” – J.W.