So, I find myself with a conflict but have decided I will not use pesticide. Plants you want will die if you so much as look at them wrong. Bindweed, on the other hand, can regenerate a whole new colony if you leave behind a single millimetre of it’s brittle root. Surely, this is when … Read more Out of respect for mice I will not use pesticide.
Dye your own ethically sourced cotton bag with our super simple kits. Natural dye kits! These kits contain simple instructions and all the ingredients you need to dye your own cotton drawstring bag. Each set of ingredients is ample for adding colour not only to the bag supplied, but also for dyeing/tie dyeing t shirts, … Read more Natural Dye Kits Now Available!
The Lambkini – Real Men Wear Wool. As summer approaches we’ll be asked if our wardrobe will embarrass us on the beach, or indeed if our own bodies are up to the task of laying in the sun and attracting a mate. Don’t hide indoors this summer, instead tan your hide with a luxurious longhaired … Read more Introducing: The Lambkini!
After an hour in the saddle without a sheepskin seat cover, many bikers experience ‘bikers bum’ and it can actually be quite sore. It’s not just that some bikers are more suited to a Nissan Micra either, there’s nothing manly about ignoring the early signs of a pressure sore – quite the opposite. That’s why so … Read more Sheepskin Seat Cover | Soft as a kitten, hard as nails
Lac Dye is a fascinating product, made from insect secretion and harvested by inoculating trees with Kerria Lacca insects. Cultivation begins when a farmer gets a stick that contains eggs ready to hatch and ties it to the tree to be infested. Thousands of lac insects colonise the branches of the host trees and secrete … Read more Dyeing With Lac
The first synthetic dye ever discovered was mauve. Found accidentally by William Henry Perkin, who at just eighteen discovered a purple colour leaching out of some coal tar he was experimenting with. He spilt some alcohol and the resulting solution stained his silk scarf purple. This was in 1856 and some of Perkin’s dyed samples remain … Read more Why People Are Returning To Natural Dyes
Despite selling the highest quality powdered inner root bark Mimosa, we hadn’t done any dyeing with it… until last weekend. With the delivery of a new set of natural dyes and life in general we hadn’t had a chance to get to the fun part; having a play around with the products themselves. We didn’t … Read more First Go At Dyeing With Mimosa
Here at Dartmoor Sheepskins we listen hard to what you need. You told us your nose was cold, we give you the Nose Cosy™ Sheepskins for keeping your nose warm on a cold winters day. How often have you cursed the cruel winter chill that brings with it the predictable running, sore and generally very … Read more COMING SOON: The Nose Cosy!
We are delighted to announce our new range of natural dyes, including ecstatic Marigold, vivid Mimosa and essential Indigo. Head over to our shop for Indego, Mimosa, Marigold and more. Our new range of natural dues has arrived in and we can’t wait to get started with this exiting new colour range. Along with the single … Read more Full range of natural dyes ready for pre-order!