Moon Tower Dye Works

Austin, Texas | 152 Sales


Moon Tower Dye Works

Austin, Texas 152 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on Mar 10, 2018

Greetings, Moonbeams!

Anna Shores

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Anna Shores


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Living and dyeing in Texas.

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Hello, Moonbeam! Thank you for stopping by to shop with me. I want to share some information with you about the different yarn bases I offer.

Io: 2 ply, fingering weight, 460 yards, 75% SW Merino, 25% Nylon - I make beautiful shawls and accessories. My two ply construction gives me texture. You will love my stitch definition. I have nylon and can be used for socks, too. I'm named after Jupiter's moon, discovered in 1610.

Triton: 4 ply, fingering weight, 460 yards, 75% SW Merino, 25% Nylon = I'm a great sock yarn, hard working and strong. I also look beautiful anywhere else. i'm smooth. I am named for the first Neptunian moon that was discovered in 1846,

Europa: 4 ply, fingering weight, 435 yards, 85% Extrafine SW Merino, 15% Nylon I am as soft as a kitten. Wear me close to the skin - shawls, hats, mittens. I would make soft bed socks. I'm named after Jupiter's smallest moon, discovered in 1610.

Titania: 3 ply, fingering weight, 382 yards, 80% SW Merino Wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon I am fancy! I am round, and I develop a very slight halo after blocking. I am as soft as two kittens. Use me for anything that requires a touch of luxury. I'm named for the largest moon of Uranus, discovered in 1787.

The put up for all yarns listed above is 100 grams.

Why so many choices, when they are all fingering weight? I tried to let the yarn speak for itself above. Each has a special strength, although all are suitable for any fingering weight project. I prefer four ply yarn for socks, yet the two ply has enough nylon in it to be strong. I am currently knitting socks in Europa. The recipient wears socks while lounging. I don't anticipate that they would get the same heel wear as a pair worn in shoes.

So, why not just choose one? Each of these bases takes color differently. Speckles are sharpest on Triton. Io is beautifully textured and colors seem to pop from it. Colors are a bit more subdued on Titania. Europa has a softer look, as well, but not quite the extent that Titania does.

I take pictures from each dye lot unless otherwise noted in the description, because I want you to know what you are buying, and to see the differences in the yarn. If you need help or have any questions, please reach out to me. I am active on Instagram, but sometimes l need a break from social media. If you need to reach me quickly, sending a message via Etsy comes right to me immediately. I am also available at moontowerdyeworks [!at]

Let's go make pretty things.

Sending Love from the Moon Tower,

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    Greetings from the Moon Tower! I'm Anna and I dye yarn in the city of the violet crown - Austin, Texas. Have a look around. I hope you will like what you see, and that you will feel as much joy in using my yarn as I feel in dyeing it.

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