About The Kindly Dyer

Kia Ora!

Kia Ora, I’m Keiry – The Kindly Dyer. I am a long time wool-lover; I’ve been knitting since childhood, acquiring yarn and woolly know-how along the way.


I dye yarns with natural botanical dyes in a way that is kind to the environment. Most of my dyes are made using plants grown in our garden or foraged from the local neighbourhood. A few exotic botanical dyes are sourced from ethical international suppliers.

About my yarns

Wherever possible I dye local New Zealand yarns. I like to know the source of the yarn and the journey the fibre has taken.


My philosophy is to appreciate nature, to show kindness and respect for the environment and those I share it with. In my mahi (my dye work),  I strive to learn about and respect local Maori tikanga (the customs and methods) for working with nature’s gifts. 

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