Ria Burns Knitwear
About Ria Burns Knitwear
Ria Burns makes small batch, artisanal knitwear from local, traceable wool. She hand dyes her garments with homegrown and foraged native plants, handmaking each piece on a knitting machine to create a locally made, long-lasting, and unique product that works with, not against, the environment.
Ria’s knitwear is designed for longevity and made to be cherished, looked after, and passed on. She takes pride in showcasing the natural hues and qualities of British wool – a soft, warm, and durable textile.
She is committed to regenerative agriculture practices that go beyond sustainability. For Ria, it’s all about local, climate beneficial, slow fashion.
Fingerless Mitts – Japanese Indigo Blue
Knitted in a bespoke Shetland-Romney lambswool yarn from Fernhill Farm in Somerset, these fingerless mitts are knitted in an English rib stitch which is super soft on the inside and textured and hard wearing on the outside. The simple design has an opening for the thumb making them great for people that work with their hands but need to keep warm.
The colour block mitts are knitted in a blend of naturally dyed white and grey yarns. The yarn is dyed by hand by Ria using homegrown Japanese Indigo, and knitted on vintage hand powered knitting machines in her Bristol studio.