The Botanical Collection is dyed by hand with locally sourced plant materials and natural extracts. This base is luxuriously soft with the most beautiful sheen from the silk and look how it takes the colour....divine. Working wonderfully for shawls and light weight tops, the silk adds a lovely light drape to the finished fabric. There is a very limited amount of this yarn as we test different bases with natural dyes.
Weight: Sock/4ply/Fingering weight
Fibre: 50% Merino (untreated), 50% Silk
Length: Approx. 400m, 100g.
This listing is for 1 x 100g skein.
HOW To LOOK After ME
I am dyed with natural dyes. I have been mordanted with alum to provide better light and colourfastness. I recommend hand washing in a ph neutral wool wash such as Martha Gardeners Woolwash. Natural dye can be ph sensitive so changes in ph can change the colour. Cold to tepid water and minimal agitation is best. Lay me flat in the shade to dry and store out of direct sunlight. Some excess dyestuff may be present in first washes.