Yarns

#marigolds are quickly becoming my #favo

Gold Super Bulky

Single ply luxurious nylon, merino blend. Works up quick and plumps when you use it. 

80% Merino Superwash, 20% Nylon

76 yards, 100g. 

 
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Perfect Bulky

3-ply Superwash Merino blended with Nylon for strength at a 75/25 ratio which makes it a perfect yarn for wearables. 

106 yards, 100g 

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Cabled Worsted Merino SW

A unique 4-double ply cabled yarn that is 100% Merino and superwashed. Wonderful springy texture when knit or crocheted. Ideal cabled yarn for crocheters, this base is Siobhan's favorite! 

218 yards, 100g. 

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Cabled DK SW Merino

A unique 4-double ply cabled yarn that is 100% Merino and superwashed. Wonderful springy texture when knit or crocheted. Ideal cabled yarn for crocheters, this base is Siobhan's favorite! 

 

274 yards, 100g

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Traditional Sock Blend

4-plies of a 75/25 SW Merino Wool/Nylon blend makes these hanks perfect for whatever it is you want to make! Traditional Sock blend used by most dyers to create the perfect blend of stretch and strength for wearables. 

463 yards, 100g

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Pima Cotton DK

100% Pima Cotton provides you with the perfect texture for all wearable garments but gives you the shine and strength for all your other projects. Pima is distinguished by its extra-long fibers making it extra soft to the touch and shimmer in the sunlight. 

218 yards, 100g

Dyes

 

Flower Petals

Flowers are probably everyones favorite dye. I have more people push their flowers on me than anything else, which I LOVE! I love taking a bag full of deadheads and throwing them in a jar with some yarn and seeing what happens! 

marigolds, roses, rose of sharon, hibiscus, dahlia

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Nuts & Bark

Nuts and tree bark have been providing humans with a natural dye for centuries. They also offer a natural source of tannins for cellulose dyeing. We use sustainably foraged materials with utilizing tree bark, but also locally we're surrounded by a plethora of nut trees! We take advantage of that every year

Logwood, walnut, chestnut, oak gall

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Locally Foraged

Some of the plants, trees, weeds and nuts we find in the forests and roadside ditches are the very same plants our ancestors used to dye fibers long ago.

walnut, mullein, goldenrod, pokeberry weed

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Methods

 
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Stove Top

Dyestuff prepared on the stove top allows me to slowly heat and cool the materials and let it sit in the pot overnight to release all the pigments. The process is repeated once I add the fibers. This allows for a complete absorption of the color into the wool for a strong colorfast hold. ​

Gorgeous #orange coming from these #dahl

Solar 

The ultimate eco-friendly way to dye fiber! Put freshly picked dyestuff in the jar evenly dispersed around the yarn. Fill with hot water and set on the fence post! I try to make sure the spot they sit in will get all the sun our little knob has to offer in a day. You need a hot sunny day for this so I try and have the posts filled all summer long

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Slow Heat

Sometimes I just don't have enough burners on the stove! I started experimenting with wells and variegating yarn in the oven and it works so well! You can really keep a close eye on your temperature and keep the stovetop clear for supper plans!