• Image of Plant-dyed yarn: Alpaca/ Linen/ Silk
  • Image of Plant-dyed yarn: Alpaca/ Linen/ Silk
  • Image of Plant-dyed yarn: Alpaca/ Linen/ Silk
  • Image of Plant-dyed yarn: Alpaca/ Linen/ Silk
  • Image of Plant-dyed yarn: Alpaca/ Linen/ Silk

Soft but structured with a beautiful sheen, this light-fingering-weight blend of 50% baby alpaca, 25% linen and 25% silk works perfectly on its own or carried together with another strand. The linen content adds body and structure, making it perfect for both accessories and fine garments.

Dyed with plants collected around my neighbourhood in Glasgow, food waste and sustainably-produced dye extracts, these soft shades are relatively light-fast but, like all natural dyes, may change and develop over time, a quality valued by many cultures.

Meterage: 600m/ 100gm

Care: Handwash in tepid water

From top:

Gardenia: a gentle sea-blue from gardenia bud extract
Avocado: a delicate salmon pink from avocado pips
Logwood: a complex, cool chocolate with purple highlights from logwood bark
Indigo: a clear sky-blue from indigo

Sample: Floating Cloud Cowl by Sarah Shepherd, using 1 skein in Gardenia Blue.

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