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Dyeing the Perfect Purple

Dyeing the Perfect Purple

May 12th, 2021

Purple is one of my favorite colors to work with! I primarily use my dyed yarn for embroidery work, but I do crochet and knit for fun on occasion too. When I am making things just for fun, I always find myself drawn towards shades of purple. Figuring out which purple is best can sometimes be a challenge. Some shades of purple lean more red or warm-toned and others are more blue or cool-toned. Purple can also be a tough color to...

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How to Steam Set Yarn

How to Steam Set Yarn

April 27th, 2021

Steam setting your hand dyed yarn is a great, easy way to finish your freshly dyed fiber. Heat setting dyed yarn ensures the dye pigment fully bonds to the wool fibers. Any of the Knomad yarns will steam set beautifully, but today we are using MARSHMALLOW DK which is wonderfully soft and squishy.  

SUPPLIES:

Undyed yarn like MARSHMALLOW DK 100% superwash merino wool, or any other Knomad yarn Steamer rack or basket Plastic wrap Tongs READ MORE

Natural Dyes for Wool: Sequoia

Natural Dyes for Wool: Sequoia

April 25th, 2021

  Today, I’m going to share one of my absolute favorite natural dyes with you: Sequoia, and we’re going to apply it to some really luxurious, 100% Baby Alpaca undyed yarn from Knomad, for the ultimate in knitting, crocheting or weaving luxury.   If you live in the Pacific Northwestern USA, Sequoia pinecones are the source of this dye--if you happen to live near redwoods that are not protected within a national park, you...

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Sustainability at Knomad: Renewable Energy and Protecting Natural Resources

Sustainability at Knomad: Renewable Energy and Protecting Natural Resources

April 18th, 2021

  Better for the Earth, and better for you — we know you care about choosing sustainable yarns. Knomad is an independent brand, but our strong relationship with our partner mill in Arequipa, Perú gives us the ability to create a collection of bare yarn with an eye on sustainability.   

Environmental Certifications

  For our manufacturing partners, sustainability is more than...

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Cutch

Natural Dyes for Wool: Cutch

April 14th, 2021

natural acid dye   Continuing with our loose theme of exploring the world’s fascinating, dyeable materials from trees and branches, in this blog we’ll be applying Cutch, a dye that comes from the heartwood of the acacia catechu tree. This tree grows in India, Burma, Indonesia and Peru, and my cutch dye comes from the Indian variety and is able to achieve a range of soft, golden-brown tones into medium cinnamon tones.   While generally...

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