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Four mini-skeins of shibori-style hand dyed sock yarn, natural dyed with alkanet root, total 80g

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Made in Bristol, United Kingdom

Item details

I hand dyed this sock yarn with dried alkanet root.

The yarn is beautifully soft, being 75% merino with 25% nylon added for strength - perfect for socks. There are 4 mini-skeins of yarn, each skein weighing 20g and measuring 85m, giving a total weight of 80g and a length of 340m

Natural dyeing is a slow process but produces very soft and gentle colours. I mordanted the yarn with alum and then dyed the yarn, still wound into skeins, with the alkanet and a dash of white vinegar as a modifier. I left the skeins wound up instead of loose as I am interested in creating a shibori style of hand dyeing. The resulting yarn is a one of my favourites. .

If you have any questions about this yarn, please don't hesitate to contact me - I'm always happy to chat about yarn :)

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