What Yarn Bases are used

Before I decided on the types of yarn I wanted to use in the dyeing process I researched the different compositions, sources, ethics and dyeability.  I have found a company that pride themselves on purchasing fibres with the best farming practices and environment credentials and this has given me confidence that I, in turn, can supply a high quality and sustainable product.  They also ensure that none of the merino is sourced from mulesing.

Superwash Merino

This is a treated yarn sourced from South America from various sizes of farms.  The superwash treatment prevents felting and shrinkage when washed, by coating the yarn with a polymer.  This results in a lovely handle to the yarn.  The Superwash treatment has, in the past, been given a bad rap due to the effluent that has been released from the process.  The standards and laws in the countries where the bare fibre is sourced from has drastically improved, is highly regulated and now the by-products of the process have minimal impact on the environment.

I will always recommend hand washing any product made with my yarns.

Blue Faced Leicester

This yarn is sourced from small farms in the UK and superwashed in the UK to the required environmental standards.

Alpaca

Sourced from Peru from small farmers who work closely to spin a high quality product.