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Saffron Pink - Nature Dyed Bamboo and  Cotton Sock Yarn- Vegan Friendly - 377 yds

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Saffron Pink
Normally when you think of saffron you probably think about that strong golden yellow, like when you have rice with saffron in it. Strangely enough there is also pink dye in the saffron flower. With some patience and the right ingredients and equipment, this gorgeous cherry blossom pink comes out. After the yellow has been fully soaked out, the water's ph is changed, and then changed back to normal to bring out the pink. Then the mordanted (prepared) yarn is added, and it just sucks it right up in minutes! Nice reward for days of soaking and rinsing!
The process of dyeing naturally takes time, but requires no nasty chemicals, and the colours are always calming, and easy on the eye. Typically plant-dyeing takes about 3-4 days, starting with scouring (cleaning), mordanting twice(preparing the fibre to help it accept the dye better) with natural mordants like oak tannin, mayrobalan, and alum. Then finally a 'tea' is made with the plant used for dyeing, and the yarn is added for a day or two.

The base yarn is Crystal Palace Panda Cotton, which is most excellent for socks, as well as other projects like baby and childrens clothing, or maybe something bigger, like a summer top. Personally, I never went for Panda Cotton in stores because the balls were so tiny, they didn't seem worth it, so here you are, a good sized ball, big enough for a pair of socks!

fingering/sock weight
Bamboo 55%
Cotton 24%
Elastic 21%

Saffron Pink - Nature Dyed Bamboo and Cotton Sock Yarn- Vegan Friendly - 377 yds


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