Traditionally Dyed Wool

Our 100% wool yarns are dyed with native plants and herbs from the southern Appalachian Mountains, in addition to using historic herbs and dyestuffs common to the 18th century colonists of this region.

Plant parts are harvested with conservation of the species in mind and then prepared for a 6 to 8 hour day of dyeing over an open fire.

Dyeing WoolThe color is set by using the pot as the mordant. Most commonly used are iron, copper, aluminum and brass pots.

You will notice variations in color between skeins and within skeins.

 

This desirable quality is acquired through the hand dyeing process and not commonly seen in manufactured yarns.

 

 


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