8ply NZ wool naturally dyed yarn

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New Zealand machine washable wool yarn.
This beautiful wool is carefully worsted spun at Designspun mill.
It is soft and buttery and really takes up the dye colour well. I’ve rarely dyed a machine washable wool with natural dyes preferring to plant dye more rustic untreated wool yarn. But this yarn just sucked up the dye colour and produced a glorious deep colourway. Plus I didn’t have to fear it felting at all. Natural dyeing requires lots of handling of the skeins.
This yarn makes a soft fabric whether you knit, crochet or weave with it. It behaves well and is strong enough for both warp and weft in weaving.

I have carefully dyed this yarn with madder, lac and leftover logwood dye. I added copper which enhanced its moody depths and I love the subtle variegation each skein has.
I think I’ll be adding more of this yarn to my plant dye pots in the future.

The colour is a deep but muted red/purple/brown combination with variegation of tone and shade.
100g - 200 metres
Recommended knitting needles - 4mm
Weave at 7.5- 8 DPI
Crochet hook - 4.50-5mm
Care - gentle handwash in mild PH neutral detergent and cool water.

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  • Ships from Oamaru, New Zealand.
  • $7.00 Tracked within NZ
    ($1.00 with another item)
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