Never super washed, the yarn in this collection has been naturally mordanted to lock in the color as much as possible. Spinning oils from the mill have been removed using plant based laundry soap. We then hand dyed it using sustainably harvest plants, insects & food waste. Scroll down for details one each of our hand dyed color ways. Our best attempt will be made to select complimentary skeins for your project. NOW IN ARAN WEIGHT for cozy winter sweaters and hats that knit up lickety-split!
50g 78 meter/ 85+ yards
- 20.25 microns
- 3 ply woolen spun
- 3.5 sts per inch on US size 9-10 needles 14 sts = 4"
- crochet hook size J 10
- dyed by hand on the farm using sustainably sourced plants, food waste & insects
Includes the fiber of our Cormo sheep- Darlene, Mary Jane, Mildred, Gertie, Mama, Lambie, Barb, Kathy, Linda, Charlotte, Meghann, Dolly Parton, John Lewis, Harriet Tubman, Lte. Dan, Lizzo, & Fanny
Natural dyes are like snowflakes, each skein will vary and you should alternate skeins throughout your piece to achieve a subtle blend. Do not dry or store in direct sun. Hand wash & care for it like the heirloom it is. Natural dyes soften & fade like your favorite jeans, getting softer in hue with time. This is not a defect. It's nature.
LAC- violet hued and derived from the shell of an insect prevalent in India, SouthEast Asia and Nepal. Its use dates back to 250AD. We use lac concentrate and iron to develop this gorgeous soft blend of light dusky lavender hues.
Cinnamon, caramel sauce, roasted pumpkin pie...
Cutch comes from the bark of the Acacia Catechu tree and was originally from India and regions of Asia. Ours is sourced from an American company that creates concentrates.
Madder is derived from a root and has been used to dye rich reds since the 16 & 17th century, with found textiles retaining their color hundreds of years later! Originating from the subcontinent of India, Central Asia and Europe. *While not as prevalent as Indigo, madder is a natural dye that CROCKS. What does this mean? Red fingers: Read more here