LanaPlantae

Lana Plantae

Limington, Maine · 62 Sales

LanaPlantae

Lana Plantae

Limington, Maine 62 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(15)

Announcement   Plant dyed alpaca and alpaca/sheeps wool blend yarns from our farm and other regional small farms.

Know where your yarn comes from!
So much of the world's yarn is from factory farms and milled in China. Many cancer causing chemicals are used in processing. Synthetic dyes are derived from petroleum!
Lana Plantae (Latin for wool and the plant kingdom) provides naturally dyed alpaca yarns from our family farm in Maine.. Many of the plants we use for dying are grown in our garden. . We love our alpacas and sheep and what we can do with their fiber.

Our farm is located in a typical old New England farmhouse. If you are in Maine, come visit!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 13, 2017

Plant dyed alpaca and alpaca/sheeps wool blend yarns from our farm and other regional small farms.

Know where your yarn comes from!
So much of the world's yarn is from factory farms and milled in China. Many cancer causing chemicals are used in processing. Synthetic dyes are derived from petroleum!
Lana Plantae (Latin for wool and the plant kingdom) provides naturally dyed alpaca yarns from our family farm in Maine.. Many of the plants we use for dying are grown in our garden. . We love our alpacas and sheep and what we can do with their fiber.

Our farm is located in a typical old New England farmhouse. If you are in Maine, come visit!

Marcia MacDonald

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Marcia MacDonald

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(15)
Raquel Trejo

Raquel Trejo on Jul 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful yarn!

pegijean

pegijean on May 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I bought 2 skeins ~ the house blend green & a lovely light purple; they are hand dyed with plant combinations & so soft a baby could wear these made into clothes,.... Beautiful and the lovely owner is a delight to work with

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About

Lana Plantae

Lana Plantae (Latin for wool and the plant kingdom) resides on a well established alpaca farm in Maine with a herd of about 50 animals. Our focus, obsession and passion is our very fine alpaca wool colored with natural dyes. We grow many plants on the farm and also responsibly harvest from nature. Our alpacas are white and extremely soft which provides us the palette on which to use natural, non- petroleum based dyes. The color of nature is magnificent and varied. Even batch to batch colors can never be exactly replicated as there are so many variables– genetics, sun, rain, soil conditions, and temperatures. The color possibilities in nature are endless.

On our farm we handle all the duties ourselves. The care and husbandry of the alpacas, the shearing and sorting of fiber. Much of the wool goes on to a local mill for spinning in to yarn but some is retained for washing, carding, and spinning by hand. All the natural dye work is done on the farm and many hand crafted products are made. Where else can you get clothing that from the beginning in its raw state is handled by the same people. There is intimacy, care, and a lot of hard work as well as art in everything we create on the farm.

There is an increased interest in buying local foods and knowing where your food comes from. We want to encourage people to apply that same interest to their apparel. Think about where your clothing comes from and buy from a local fiber farm. Purchase yarn to make your own clothing! To take that a step further we dye our wool only with plants and insects. Chemically produced dyes are derived from coal tar and manufactured in factories that pollute air and water. There are lots of small yarn operations around – take a look at Etsy. Most of them dye their yarn with chemicals and the yarn has been imported, usually from Australia. Even if it is organic it is not local. Buy directly from a wool grower for the best natural fibers.

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  • Marcia MacDonald

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Natrually Dyed Alpaca Yarn And Goods

    Marcia has been raising alpacas for nearly 14years on her farm in Maine and gardening since childhood. Utilizing natural dyes unites her passion for her alpaca wool and plants.

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Last updated on July 31, 2012
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