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 organic Polwarth is 22 microns and has amazing bounce. It Polwarth is a breed of sheep that was developed in Australia in the late 1800's they are 3/4 merino blood lines and 1/4 lincoln. it has the hand and softness of merino and a slight luster of lincoln .
The wool was selected from two family farms on the Falkland islands( UK) and measures an incredible 22 microns. Sheep that are raised organically are not subject to mulesing, and they are not dipped for pesticides. Then blended with silk, it makes for an amazing fiber, you will love spinning!
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.