Limited edition, mini-skeins of Organic Lustre Longwool DK, in natural hand-dyed colours and inspired by our wildflowering meadows, hedgerows and hill sides. Pictured (clockwise)
• (undyed) graphite
• rosebay willow herb - a reassuringly deep pink
• ragged robin - a proper pink
• (undyed) chocolate
• meadow grass - a gentle green
• hawkweed - a vibrant yellow
• (undyed) silver
• meadow scabious - a beautiful lilac
• monk's hood - a deep purple
Pure organic wool, in soft, silky, worsted-spun skeins, from our curly-fleeced flock of white and naturally coloured sheep. The distinctive lustre and kemp-free nature of the wool is shown to best effect in worsted-spun yarns and, when hand-dyed, gives a real depth of colour.
TIP: mix and match the botanical colours with natural undyed yarns for best effect - pearl white, silver, graphite and chocolate. Whether striping, block work or stranding, the colours all just seem to 'work'!
Our wool is certified to Global Organic Textile Standards for meeting the highest farm animal welfare standards and most environmentally sensitive systems of wool processing. Our natural dyes are compliant with GOTS and we are waiting certification on our hand-dyed yarns.
Handle and use: a soft, silken, worsted spun yarn 'with drape' that is suitable for knitwear, crochetwear (is that a word?) and weaving. It felts beautifully too.
Tension: as a guide, we use 4mm / US needles to give a 4 inch/10 cm square of 22 stitches by 28 rows.
Quantities: available in skeins of 30g / 70y / 65m.
Natural dyes : the hand-dyed yarns listed here are unique and all of the same dye lot. Make sure you buy enough of each colour for your project. There may be slight variations within the skein as a result of the hand-dyeing process.
Care: protect your wool from light; hand wash by soaking in warm water with a gentle detergent, agitate as little as possible, rinse in cool water, squeeze and allow to drip until damp, then reshape and leave to air dry flat; store in the dark.