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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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Sustainability at Knomad: Organic Wool and Recycled Fibers

Sustainability at Knomad: Organic Wool and Recycled Fibers

April 8th, 2021

There are many factors to consider when choosing sustainable yarns. At Knomad, sustainability means respecting natural resources, and our partner mill in Arequipa, Perú is aligned with this philosophy. As a young, independent brand, we’ve chosen to work with manufacturers with generations of experience to help us create more sustainable ecru yarns.    sustainable yarns in Peru

Organic Undyed Yarn

Knomad is proud to offer organic yarn in fingering, worsted,...

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Superwash vs Non Superwash Wool: Conventional Acid Dyes on STRATUS and SNOWDRIFT

Superwash vs Non Superwash Wool: Conventional Acid Dyes on STRATUS and SNOWDRIFT

March 4th, 2021

Acid Dyes on STRATUS and SNOWDRIFT How to Prep Hanks of Yarn   Recently on the blog, we looked at how MARSHMALLOW DK and SPARK take dye. Using the same process to dye each skein revealed the subtle and obvious differences between superwash and nonsuperwash wool. If you missed this blog post the first time around, feel free to check it...

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How to Dye a Grunge Inspired Layered Yarn on Superwash Merino Wool

How to Dye a Grunge Inspired Layered Yarn on Superwash Merino Wool

February 22nd, 2021

Grunge Inspired Layered Yarn I’ve been enjoying listening to 90’s female artists during quarantine. There’s nothing like a little Bjork or Cranberries to brighten my day! My musical tastes of late inspired me to dye a grungy, faded black yarn with pops of bright neon. Learn how to dye it yourself below!  

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How to Dye a Valentine’s Day Yarn on Superwash Merino Wool

How to Dye a Valentine’s Day Yarn on Superwash Merino Wool

February 13th, 2021

Learn how to dye a Valentine’s day themed color on our Marshmallow DK yarn! This confection is bound to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

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