Naturally dyed sock yarns 100g skein 400 metres non-superwash. Dyed with various plant extracts inc daffodil, avocado, birch, goldenrod

Naturally dyed sock yarns 100g skein 400 metres non-superwash. Dyed with various plant extracts inc daffodil, avocado, birch, goldenrod

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Dimensions

Length: 400 Metres; Yarn weight: 1 Fingering & Sock

Materials

Primary fibre: Wool

Secondary fibre: Nylon

A set of very limited edition colourways with only one or two skeins of each available. All have been naturally dyed with extracts of plants that grow in my garden. I prepared the extracts and they are used to dye non-superwash ethically produced sock yarn in very small batches. I used no mordants or modifiers in any of these colourways.

You can see more about my natural dyeing in Episode 75 of my podcast.

Colourways:

Goldenrod - dyed using an eco printing technique with goldenrod flowers and leaves
Daffodil - just one skein dyed with all of the daffodil heads from Spring 2019
Robinia - dyed with the clippings of the Robinia shrub that grows over my garden wall
Birch leaves and twigs - dyed with an extract derived by boiling the leaves and twigs for several hours. This gives a deeper, rich gold rather than a bright yellow
Yorkshire tea - tea is a great natural dye, producing a rich, gorgeous chestnut brown
Avocado pits - I used about 20 pits and one set of avocado skins to dye this one skein to achieve a rich, deep salmon pink

All of my bases are ethically produced. My supplier visits the farms where the flocks of sheep graze whether in the UK mainland or in the British Falkland Islands. He knows the farmers personally and the sheep graze freely in their environment. The fleece are sorted, cleaned and supplied to UK mills for high quality worsted spinning. If the yarn is superwash, it has been treated in the UK, by a company in Yorkshire who use processes that are carried out to have as little impact on the environment as possible. They also ensure the highest safety for their workers.

Natural dyes can be very stable but they can also fade or change over time, depending on how they are used and the conditions under which they are kept. To keep the colours looking as fresh as possible, hand wash your finished item in lukewarm water using a mild wool wash product with a slightly acid pH. Do not soak. A slight amount of colour bleed may occur in the first few washes so always wash separately.

Even when a colourway is repeated, and even when dyed in the same batch variations may occur so alternating skeins for big projects is advisable.
A set of very limited edition colourways with only one or two skeins of each available. All have been naturally dyed with extracts of plants that grow in my garden. I prepared the extracts and they are used to dye non-superwash ethically produced sock yarn in very small batches. I used no mordants or modifiers in any of these colourways.

You can see more about my natural dyeing in Episode 75 of my podcast.

Colourways:

Goldenrod - dyed using an eco printing technique with goldenrod flowers and leaves
Daffodil - just one skein dyed with all of the daffodil heads from Spring 2019
Robinia - dyed with the clippings of the Robinia shrub that grows over my garden wall
Birch leaves and twigs - dyed with an extract derived by boiling the leaves and twigs for several hours. This gives a deeper, rich gold rather than a bright yellow
Yorkshire tea - tea is a great natural dye, producing a rich, gorgeous chestnut brown
Avocado pits - I used about 20 pits and one set of avocado skins to dye this one skein to achieve a rich, deep salmon pink

All of my bases are ethically produced. My supplier visits the farms where the flocks of sheep graze whether in the UK mainland or in the British Falkland Islands. He knows the farmers personally and the sheep graze freely in their environment. The fleece are sorted, cleaned and supplied to UK mills for high quality worsted spinning. If the yarn is superwash, it has been treated in the UK, by a company in Yorkshire who use processes that are carried out to have as little impact on the environment as possible. They also ensure the highest safety for their workers.

Natural dyes can be very stable but they can also fade or change over time, depending on how they are used and the conditions under which they are kept. To keep the colours looking as fresh as possible, hand wash your finished item in lukewarm water using a mild wool wash product with a slightly acid pH. Do not soak. A slight amount of colour bleed may occur in the first few washes so always wash separately.

Even when a colourway is repeated, and even when dyed in the same batch variations may occur so alternating skeins for big projects is advisable.

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