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A naturally dyed, beautifully soft luxury yarn from Californian dye studio A Verb For Keeping Warm.

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Due to the Covid-19 crisis we're currently only shipping a limited range of products each week and this product isn't included in the current collection. You can find more information about this plan, and how to request items are added to the available collection, here.

100g and 400 metres per skein.

3.53oz and 437 yards per skein.

6 sts = 1" on US 4, 3.5mm needles.

70% Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere

A limited edition range of eleven subtle and complex naturally dyed colourways that change dramatically depending on the light. Fascinating but rather difficult to represent fully in photographs. The dye process means that there will also be some variation in how solid or semi-solid individual skeins are (although all will work well for complex stitch patterning). The fibre blend produces crisp lace with a slight halo and the silk reflects light to show texture well. Perfect for luxurious one skein projects that will be worn next to the skin. 

Kristine Vejar, founder of A Verb for Keeping Warm (aka AVFKW) discovered natural dyeing on a research trip to India and her world turned upside down - or maybe right-side up. She began practicing natural dyeing in her kitchen and created a small line of naturally-dyed yarn which has now turned into a dye studio producing 200-300 pounds of naturally dyed yarn, fabric, and fiber a month. Learn more about natural dyes, and dyeing your own yarns, fibres and fabrics, in Kristine's inspiring book The Modern Natural Dyer

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