Some indigo particles may be released by the abrasion of working with the fiber (that is, by spinning), and your fingers may be tinged slightly blue. However, don't worry, it washes right off your hands! Please handle your fiber with care - as always - and wash in cool water with pH neutral soap.
This is part of our Natural Dye Series, dyed exclusively with natural dyes, such as: madder, cochineal, weld, logwood, brazilwood, osage orange, indigo, Saxon blue, Himalayan rhubarb, Quebracho yellow, and fustic. Please handle your fiber with care - as always - and wash in cool water with pH neutral soap.
This is a super deluxe, incredibly soft and luxurious fiber. The natural fawn-colored camel is complemented by 50% tussah silk, which gives it a rich sheen. This fiber takes dye beautifully and will be a pleasure to wear next to the skin. It has been noted to be easier to spin this type of fiber with support spindles, due to the short staple of the camel, although the silk somewhat compensates for that by its longer staple length.
This has been folded in half before dyeing to make for an easy matching 2-ply yarn, just break at the halfway point, spin on two bobbins and ply!
Our fibers are dyed by hand with colorfast commercial dyes for a one-of-a-kind appearance.
I take great care to make sure that dye is sufficiently exhausted and heat set the fibers so there is minimal to no run-off. However, due to differences in water across the globe, what runs clear for me may bleed a little for you. Please take care to hand wash your finished item in cool water and lay flat to dry. I also make every attempt possible to use a photograph that is as true as possible to the real color. Monitor settings may vary.