Hand Dyed Wools

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Below are some of our range of hand spun wools which have been hand dyed using natural Moroccan Dyes.  The dyes are sourced in Morocco and are derived from mineral or plant extracts. No harsh chemicals have been used in the process. 

The wool comes from local farms and is mostly Suffolk or Texel sheep and I send it to a local mill where it is washed and carded.

I carefully dye the wool and then rinse as thoroughly as possible, I then dry it out in the open air before spinning it in my studio on our farm.  I pick up a handful at a time randomly mixing the colours, spinning two bobbins which I then spin back together. The whole process takes several hours to produce a hank of wool.

The wool is sold in a 50g hank, if you prefer yards please ask.  It is fairly chunky and the knitting needles I would use range from UK size 5 to 12. It is also great for crochet and weaving, or just adding a splash of colour to your project.  It should be hand washed in tepid water only. 

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The dye used in this wool comes from using a diluted amount of blue Marjorelle and and very small amount of grenadine which gives a very occasional, very light pink/purple colour in the wool, this is a really lovely yarn with lots of shades and tones of blues, greens, and creams. 
P1030162 (1).JPG The dye used in this wool comes from mixing grenadine and turmeric which is dipped twice consecutively into the dye solution giving the different shades and tones. 
il_570xN.945047402_5lzp_0.jpg The dye used in this wool comes from using Turmeric and is dipped separately up to three times consecutively into the dye solution giving the different shades and tones. 
il_570xN.939115200_rsl9.jpg The dye used in this wool comes from Grenadine, and is dipped separately three times consecutively into the dye solution giving the different shades and tones of reds and pinks.
il_570xN.1016714915_tpsx.jpg The dye used in this wool comes from using blue Marjorelle, the wool had been dipped separately twice consecutively into the dye solution, and a small amount of copper mordant,added after which has giving the different shades and tones. 
il_570xN.985667353_omc6.jpg The dye used in this wool comes from using malachite and is dipped separately three times consecutively into the dye solution giving the different shades and tones of these lovely vibrant greens.