Goldfinch, solar dyed with coltsfoot & turmeric. Handspun Charollais DK
Hand dyed in Leicestershire
Our yarns are hand dyed with natural botanical materials. Goldfinch has been handspun by us and is plyed with two strands to give a DK like weight with some variability in strand width. It has been solar dyed using Coltsfoot flowers and overdyed with Turmeric, giving muted yellow tones that remind us of the colouring seen in the Siskin bird. Solar dyeing uses the sun as a heat source to fix the plant material colours onto the yarn, the process can take up to 2-3 months the achieve the required depth of colour. This yarn is durable and easy to handle with a textured feel that can be comfortably worn next to the skin.
Our yarns are colourfast and have been throughly rinsed after they have been dyed.
100% Charollais wool
Approx 47metre/50yards per 20g
Recommended needle size 3.75 - 4.5mm
Knit gauge per 10cm (4 inches) 22 stitches
Non-Superwash. Hand wash only using tepid water and gentle soaps and lay flat to dry
About this wool: The Charollais breed of sheep originally seen in central France can now be found in the UK.
PLEASE NOTE: we are careful to represent the actual colours as best we can in the photographs it is not always possible to match exactly. Also due to the nature of natural dyes there may be slight variability between batches.