Cormo DK yarn
Cormo DK yarn
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 dye it ourselves using sustainably harvested plants, insects & food waste. Scroll down for details on each of our hand dyed color ways. Our best attempt will be made to select complimentary skeins for your project.
50g 155 meter/ 170+ yards
- 20.25 microns
- 3 ply woolen spun
- 5.5 sts per inch on US size 6 needles 22 sts = 4"
- crochet hook size G 6
- dyed by hand on the farm using sustainably sourced plants, insect shells & food waste
One skein = 1.8 bales of hay for the flock
(Our critters consume 14 bales of locally grown hay per day from October - May when our pastures are resting. Your support puts hay in the barn and employs both the Mitchell team and the local hay grower.)
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
And our BROWN cormo RAW flock includes - Chester, Tonya, MEPS, Jolene, Betsy & Cleo
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.
BEGONIA- the YARN CENTRIK FEATURED COLOR
It started with madder that Cindy skewed to the orangey range using vinegar. A super limited run of this delightful hue that reminds us of the spring hanging baskets!
Carol's CoralOur Mom, Carol, loved the color CORAL so we've named this luscious shade in memory of her. Cindy achieved the hue using multiple dye processes of marigold and cochineal. Cochineal is a scaled insect that invades the Nopal Cactus that is roughly the size of a grain of rice.
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.
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.
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.
This shade of true green has been a goal of Cindy & Sherry since we started out in this botanical dyeing venture. Green is tough, it doesn't seem like it would be but obtaining a true Irish/Kelly/Mossy/Spring Grassy goodness is kind of tricky. There was a lot of dull grey to get to this glorious GREEN. Cindy achieved it with Mulberry and chlorophyll.
Pine Tree Green
Made with Mulberry over our natural brown Cormo for a tonal deep hue
Deepest Red Madder
Madder over our natural brown Cormo for a deep tonal hue
Dyed with plants grown on the farm. Our spent dye matter is fed to the pigs and cattle after we're done using it. That is some safe planet impact!!