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

100% 3-ply Superwash Merino yarn is squishy and delicious. It makes the warmest accessories while staying smooth and soft. 

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. 

Two-step mordant process locks in the color against light and washing. 

218 yards, 100g

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Pima Cotton - Sock

100% Pima Cotton is a lighter version of our Pima DK which offers the benefits of cotton, but even more drape and beauty. Two-step mordant process locks in the color against light and washing. 

437 yards, 100g

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Recycled Cupro Cotton

This is "regenerative cotton" made from the waste associated with the cotton fabric industry in Italy. Vegan and cruelty-free, this cotton is fingering weight and has a similar drape to silk yarns in the same weight. We use the same two-step process for mordanting this yarn and it holds colors beautifully.

464 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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Sustainably Sourced

Natural dye materials that have been used for centuries are now sustainably sourced from small farms around the globe, grown in season, and GOTS(organically) certified.

 

cochineal, lac, logwood, mordants. 

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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

Using large pans and warmers similar to the acid dye community, I dye large lots of fiber this way. It allows for a consistent allover heat as well as allowing me to layer in dyestuffs for a multi dimensional look.