Kathryn Davey

Textile Designer from Dublin

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Kathryn Davey is a natural dyer and designer working with Irish Linens & materials to create naturally created a line of luxurious, naturally dyed pieces for women, children & home. Whilst living in Northern California Kathryn began exploring and experimenting with sustainable plant dyes with a focus on traditional Indigo dyeing.

www.kathryndavey.com

Plant Dyed Scarf

€54

by Kathryn Davey

Fashion & Accessories, Scarves

This Cotton scarf has been dyed by hand using a combination of Turmeric root and Black Tea.  The process of hand dyeing is labour intensive as our textiles have to be carefully & repeatedly dipped to achieve the shades you see. 

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Textured Linen Throw

€220

by Kathryn Davey

Fashion & Accessories, Home & Gifts, Decorative

This item is one of a kind & also the largest piece of linen in our store measuring 170cm x 170cm (67"x 67"). It can be used as a blanket, shawl, scarf or looks beautiful draped across the end of a bed or as an accent throw in the living room. The linen has 2 open weave seams that runs through in two panels which add to the design & beauty of this piece.

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Linen Tea Towel

€24

by Kathryn Davey

Home & Gifts, Tableware

A basic kitchen essential our Irish Linen Tea Towels have been woven & sewn in Ireland. We then hand dye the cloth using natural Indigo dye which comes from the leaves of Indigofera tinctoria plant. The dye extracted from this plant is one of the oldest know natural dyes used by man. Our Tea Towels are highly absorbent, sustainable and natural. 

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Pure Wool Socks

€36

by Kathryn Davey

Fashion & Accessories, Clothing

Made from 100% Jacobs Wool, knit in Ireland, then hand-dyed with natural plant dyes in the studio in Dublin. Wool socks are incredibly insulating & wick the moisture away from your skin. They will keep your feet beautifully warm throughout the cold months. These socks have a small amount of elastin around the cuff to help them stay up all day long! 

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String Tote Bag

€18

by Kathryn Davey

Fashion & Accessories, Bags

These organic cotton string bags have been hand-dyed using natural Indigo, a dye extracted from the leaves of Indigofera Tinctoria plant. Also know as true Indigo this plant has been cultivated worldwide for centuries & has been naturalised to parts of Asia, Japan, Africa & South America. 

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These sustainable dye techniques help colour her fabric without the use of chemicals or harsh mordants. It is her intention to produce consciously sourced, sustainably dyed Irish Linen textiles with minimum environmental impact.

Kathryn Davey

As Nature Intended

Indigo is a natural dye, which comes from plants, that gives a vibrant and beautiful blue colour seen on Kathryn Daveys pieces.