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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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Step by Step Turmeric Dye

Step by Step Turmeric Dye

January 7th, 2021

Turmeric is a bright golden spice that you can find in most grocery stores. It is commonly used in curries and recently in golden milk. If you have ever cooked with it, you probably know that it stains bright gold very easily. This staining effect can be used to our advantage to create a beautiful golden yarn in your own kitchen! The warm golden color of turmeric pairs perfectly with soft, and squishy yarn like Stratus that is perfect for knitting...

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How to Space Dye Stratus Organic Merino Yarn

How to Space Dye Stratus Organic Merino Yarn

January 5th, 2021

Space dye yarn is a fun technique to have in your arsenal. We show you how to do it with an easy technique using plastic wrap! Learn how on our incredibly soft STRATUS, a blend of organic merino and nylon. I think this finished yarn would make an incredible pair of socks!  

MATERIALS

 
  • 1 skein of Knomad STRATUS yarn – 80% Fine Organic Merino Wool, 20% Nylon. We...

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