I retired from my profession as an architect to concentrate on knitting, which I love with a passion. I have an antique sock knitting machine which has triggered an interest in dyeing my own sock wool. Dyeing with chemical dyes can be a pretty toxic business and I've become fascinated with natural dyes, which are so easily available, so easily dyed with, and so much fun to play with, and much safer and less toxic for the environment and me! And I just love the muted natural colours, and the affects that come out on a pair of hand knitted socks.