Annabella is an old woman that lives near the village where Kira grew up. She lives in a cott ("A wee cott it is!" as Matt called it) and she teaches Kira about dying threads for the Singer's Robe. She teaches Kira about Bedstraw, Madder, Greenweed, Chamomile, Tansy, Yarrow, Hollyhock, Saint Johnswort, Broom sedge etc. and how to dye the threads
Annabella is a character in Gathering Blue. Annabella teaches Kira about dyes when Kira wants to add color to her thread. She is very old and lives in the woods. She reassured Kira that there were no beasts in the woods, and mysteriously died afterwards. Kira found it odd that she was found the next day, since she lived alone. Annabella was believed to be killed by Jamison because she was telling Kira there were no beasts. In Son, Kira and Jonas's daughter Annabelle was named after her.