Irish Artisan yarn
Simply Crochet|Issue 113
Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
Tara Osborough

LOOK TO THE LANDSCAPE

Tara’s dying process starts with her surroundings. “Colour is always the first thing I see. Irish landscapes have hundreds of shades running through them – multiple shades of blue in the sea, mountains with heather, gorse, peat and green.”

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