Thick and Thin Yarn Natural / Eco Dyed with Cherry – Organic Corriedale Wool – 100 grams – Purple / Pink
This beautifully soft Organic Corriedale Wool yarn is commercially spun then hand dyed using Cherries. The colour is a lovely mix of purple, pink and brown and beautiful to work with in your knitting, crochet, or weaving and also apparently great for felting and embellishing.
Yarn details (approximately):-
• Thick and Thin!
• 100 grams
• 109 yards/100 metres
• 100% Organic Corriedale Wool
• Single strand (very strong!)
• Hand dyed using natural dyes from my garden where possible
I have hand dyed this yarn. I work with local mills to bring you the very best of each year’s fleece and the dye stuff is directly from my garden, or local sources.
It is rare that I do not have handspun yarn ready for natural dyeing but, occasionally, when I have a lot of excess produce, such as these cherries, I do use "commercial" spun yarn rather than waste the dyestuff, however, I stay true to my principles of using only the best and source my yarns from small mills who produce the yarn as ethically as possible.
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. 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, make sure to use PH Neutral 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).
To give you an idea of the time it takes to produce this yarn to a professional standard using natural dyes I have written a brief process for you but dyes can take weeks/months to work.
Day 1 – Yarn is purchased directly from the local Mill
Day 2- 5 – Yarns are dyed with plants from my own garden (where possible)
Day 17 – Yarns are prepped and labelled for selling
Day 18 – Yarns are listed for sale
Terms of sale:-
Please read my full policies before purchase.
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 based on the edge of Exmoor in beautiful 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.