dying with spark

Resist Dyeing with Spark

Tie dye is all the rage right now! You can find this colorful technique splashed across t-shirts, sweatpants and home textiles. We thought it’d be fun to give tie dye a try on yarn.  We chose to work with a bare yarn base from Knomad called SPARK. Spark is made from fine merino wool. This soft wool is not only non superwash, but organic as well. It is spun in a plump and round 4-ply construction with lots of loft and elasticity. It knits up ...
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How Undyed Yarn is Made

How Undyed Yarn is Made – Meet the Master Sorters, Miriam and Lourdes

Today in our video series "How Undyed Yarn is Made", we’re meeting Miriam and Lourdes, two of the master sorters at the Arequipa, Perú based mill we work with. This process is special to the Alpaca yarn production process. Alpaca is a species of South American camelid closely related to llamas. This region has raised alpaca for their wool for centuries, all the while perfecting a sophisticated fiber processing technique over generations. Miriam and Lourdes fulfill one of the most nuanced roles in the entire ...
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mixed powder yarn

How to dye speckles with Egret bare yarn

At first glance, our Egret yarn is as simple as can be. This 100% merino yarn is a single ply in a fingering weight, with a slight glow, like morning fog. But our Egret bare yarn is more than meets the eye! Light and soft as a cloud, the fine merino wool used to make this yarn has an unparalleled softness. It is also organic, making it as gentle on the ecosystem as it is on your skin. As it turns out, this simple yarn ...
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