My name is Niki and I am the face behind Allium Threads.
One of the earliest pictures of me is of my sister and I lying on a beach in North Devon, both of us wearing hand knitted jumpers. I was about one year old and she three. Apparently I always ate sand on the beach. Mum made quite a lot of our clothes when we were small, utilising her dressmaking and knitting skills. She also spun her own yarn on an Ashford spinning wheel using local fleece. She showed me how she used plants from the garden to dye wool and yarn when I was about six.
Natural dyeing is something I have returned to many times over the years and in 2019 I set up Allium Threads to sell my products.