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 Batt in a Braid: this series is a set of custom-designed blends made to be as complex as batts, but in "braid" form - hence the name :-)
It's easier to remember by number than by a whole string of ingredients ...
This blend is Batt in a Braid #44, and it contains:
65% Southdown 25% Tussah Silk 10% Kid Mohair
This custom blend was designed for spinning sock yarn, with Southdown for a bit of tooth and resistance to felting, Kid Mohair for strength, and Tussah for sheen.
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.