Naturally Dyed Lace Yarn Norne - pink

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Made in Holstebro, Denmark

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Norne is a pure wool lace yarn, spun in the north of Denmark, by one of the country's two remaining spinning mills.

It is a single ply yarn (640 m / 100 g, or 700 yd / 3.53 oz), and comes in 100 g skeins.

Norne is excellent for lace knitting and extremely lightweight garments, since it has a lovely spring in its step. Fans of Shetland-type yarns will love the control you have over this yarn. It's not slippery, and knits well with even a gentle touch by sore hands.

One skein will make a medium-sized shawl, whereas you will need two skeins for a very large shawl and at least 2 skeins for an adult sweater.

Hand dyed using only natural dyes, this colorway is dyed with cochineal.


About natural dyes in general:

Natural dyes have been used for millennia, and are extracted mostly from plants, but can also come from animals, lichens, and mushrooms. Some natural dyes are not as light-fast as the modern dyes we are so used to - the dyes that come from fossil fuel by-products.

I use natural dyes that have the highest light-fastness, but in order to make sure that the color lives as long as the wool it's bound to, I recommend that the item is not dried in direct sun when washing it, and that it is stored away from direct sun when not in use.

Bits of plant matter can occur, since yarn and dyestuff come close together during dyeing.

I recommend hand wash using wool soap.


FAQs

Ordinary yarns and fabrics are dyed with synthetic dyes - that means chemicals that often come from oil, and a made in a chemical plant. There are thousands of dyes like that, some of them very safe, some of them being questioned. When you buy ordinarily dyed products, there is no way of telling which dye was used. Our yarn is dyed with natural substances only. That means plants, insects, mushrooms and even lichens. Whether picked in nature or bought from tropical growers, natural dyes are renewable resources. The only other substance we add to our yarn is alum, which is a salt that fixes the dye to the fiber. Alum has been used for this very purpose since Antiquity.

You can find a lot of information on natural dyeing on our webpage, midgaardshave.com

We use the best natural dyes in terms of wash- and lightfastness. But they do not behave the same way that synthetic colors do. Some, especially yellows, may slightly fade and mellow over time. Others may have an initial rub-off, but then stay light- and washfast after that. Madder and especially indigo behave this way - this has been known for centuries if not millenia, and is not considered a flaw in the product.

Our yarns are special and one-of a kind. We dye in very small batches, and furthermore, natural dyeing is inherently unpredictable. If knitting larger projects, we recommend changing between skeins every couple of rows. Even when dyeing the same base yarn with the same dyestuff, results cannot be replicated. If your project requires multiple skeins, make sure to order them all at one time - we are happy to take custom orders if the yarn/amount you wish is not currently in stock. Since yarn and dyestuffs come in close contact during dyeing, dyestuff dust or bits of plant matter can occur in the yarn. Also, colors are not always completely even, but we find that just adds a bit of personality.

Ordinary yarns and fabrics are dyed with synthetic dyes - that means chemicals that often come from oil, and a made in a chemical plant. There are thousands of dyes like that, some of them very safe, some of them being questioned. When you buy ordinarily dyed products, there is no way of telling which dye was used. Our yarn is dyed with natural substances only. That means plants, insects, mushrooms and even lichens. Whether picked in nature or bought from tropical growers, natural dyes are renewable resources. The only other substance we add to our yarn is alum, which is a salt that fixes the dye to the fiber. Alum has been used for this very purpose since Antiquity.

You can find a lot of information on natural dyeing on our webpage, midgaardshave.com

We use the best natural dyes in terms of wash- and lightfastness. But they do not behave the same way that synthetic colors do. Some, especially yellows, may slightly fade and mellow over time. Others may have an initial rub-off, but then stay light- and washfast after that. Madder and especially indigo behave this way - this has been known for centuries if not millenia, and is not considered a flaw in the product.

Our yarns are special and one-of a kind. We dye in very small batches, and furthermore, natural dyeing is inherently unpredictable. If knitting larger projects, we recommend changing between skeins every couple of rows. Even when dyeing the same base yarn with the same dyestuff, results cannot be replicated. If your project requires multiple skeins, make sure to order them all at one time - we are happy to take custom orders if the yarn/amount you wish is not currently in stock. Since yarn and dyestuffs come in close contact during dyeing, dyestuff dust or bits of plant matter can occur in the yarn. Also, colors are not always completely even, but we find that just adds a bit of personality.


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