Natural Plant Dyed Lace Weight Organic Falkland Merino Wool for embroidery or crewel work – 25 metres – Orange EY4
This yarn is a lovely fine, but strong, lace weight and has been natural plant dyed with American Ink Plant (which gives purples and oranges/reds) from a friend's garden. The yarn is Organic Falkland Merino Wool. The colour is not solid but varies slighty in tone throughout and every batch of skeins is unique and can never be exactly repeated.
Yarn details (approximate):-
• Lace weight
• Minimum 25 metres
• 100% Organic Falkland Merino Wool
• Natural Plant dyed with American Ink Plant (Poke Weed)
I work with local mills and dyers whenever possible to bring you the very best of each year’s fleece and acid dyes are always of a professional grade.
Receiving your yarns and working with them:-
Washing yarns before use is not required but, If you do wish to wash this yarn before use or, for future washing of any garment, please hand wash using a mild (preferably non-bio) soap with warm water. Most of the colours will not run but some of the deep crimsons might still bleed colour if washed. Please do not put yarn from hot water into cold water or vice versa as this will “shock” the yarn and cause it to shrink and harden ie. try to ensure that both wash and rinse water are similar temperatures and do not rub or agitate the yarn too much as wool felts easily!
If you are using soap on your wool, try to use a handwash soap as acidic soaps can leach colours and ultimately bleach wool. This is not a result of poor dyeing, but instead a result of the acid destroying the fibre (which will cause wear over time).
These embroidery skeins cannot be dyed to order. As far as possible they are dyed as and when I have any suitable dye plants available in my own garden (or from generous friends!) and some from plant dye extracts.
Terms of sale:-
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Please note that I photograph all my products to reflect the colours as accurately as I can (if there is any slight discrepancy I will note this in the description) but, however good my photographs are, the colours can appear different on other computer screens. I will always do my best, but I am at the mercy of your computer when viewing these images.
Welcome to Wivey Weaver - Yarn Alchemy in rural Somerset, England. I am a weaver, spinner and natural plant dyer working with the best fibre and yarn I can find. Most of the fibre I spin comes from a local mill and my natural dyes come from plants in my own garden.