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How Yarn is Made: Blending

How Yarn is Made: Blending

November 17th, 2020

blending process Next up in our video series, we learn more about the blending process. Blending, like the name suggests, is the step in the process when different fibers are mixed, or blended together. This process is an essential step in the yarn making process because the blend crafts the identity of the yarn. Take a typical sock yarn, for example, made from a combination of wool and nylon. The wool provides warmth and...

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Dye a forest inspired speckle yarn on SALCANTAY

Dye a forest inspired speckle yarn on SALCANTAY

November 10th, 2020

Superwash Merino Wool With autumn finally here, the air is feeling crisp and the atmosphere is starting to get festive. Here in Southern California, fall doesn’t look as you’d expect it to! Beautiful fall foliage simply doesn’t exist. Nature walks this time of year look more like a desert than a forest. Since I’m pining for a walk through the trees, and I can’t travel to the east coast for an autumn adventure like...

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Dye Speckles on MAGNOLIA

Dye Speckles on MAGNOLIA

August 28th, 2020

Dye Speckles on MAGNOLIA Magnolia reveals its beauty in layers, much like an onion. Upon first glance, I immediately noticed the beautiful shimmering quality of MAGNOLIA, thanks to its 20% mulberry silk content. By gazing closer at MAGNOLIA, I spy a glowy halo of superkid mohair. Getting up close and personal with this stunning bare yarn, I substance and familiar softness of fine superwash merino wool. This beautiful undyed yarn surpasses the subtle...

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Silk

Silk

July 21st, 2020

You’ve probably heard all about silk, but do you know what makes it so special? Silk is a type of natural protein fiber made by silk worms. Silk has a vibrant history as it is one of the oldest commercially made fibers. When dyed, silk takes color quickly and easily. You can use any dye you would use for wool or other animal fiber to dye silk. It has a subtle luster like gold, and a soft hand, with excellent drape. All of these...

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We know fibre, you know dye; that makes us a pretty good team. We’re specialists in worldly natural fibres, blending them for just the right balance of strength, softness, and elasticity. We have a quality yarn for every creative journey you wish to embark on.

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The Fine Points of Bristle

The Fine Points of Bristle

The unique blend Bristle has been one of our most popular yarns since we launched …
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Alternate Processes – How to dye yarn with Kool Aid Drink Mix Powder?

One of the most readily available sources of yarn dye is actually available at your …
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Have you ever wondered how undyed yarn is created?

At Knomad, we are excited to show you how! Over the next several weeks, …
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Behind the scenes at our yarn mill!

 Next up in our video series, I share a behind the scenes look at …
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