80% Corriedale 20% Mohair 8 ply plant-dyed yarn
Beautiful locally-sourced 80% Corriedale / 20% Mohair 8 ply wool, hand-dyed with natural plant materials grown and foraged in the Ballarat area.
Beautiful locally-sourced 80% Corriedale / 20% mohair yarn from Cloverleaf Corriedale Stud, hand-dyed with natural plant materials grown and foraged in the Ballarat area.
Semi-woollen spun, with a slightly fuzzy texture and a bit of a halo.
The mohair in this yarn comes from Goldfields Mohair Farm in Bendigo, Victoria.
100g, approx. 165m/185yd.
This wool is grown at Cloverleaf Corriedale stud which is near Bacchus Marsh, between Ballarat and Melbourne. Its journey from fleece to yarn all happens within Victoria: first it’s scoured in Geelong, then processed at Wangaratta Woollen Mill, and finally hand-dyed in Ballarat using local materials.
All naturally dyed yarns have some variation and should be considered semi-solid. If you need shades to match, make sure you get them from the same batch, or contact me for a custom dye job.
Caring for naturally dyed textiles
Natural dyes fade gently over time, especially with washing and exposure to sunlight. This change is part of their natural beauty and uniqueness. To keep the colours bright for as long as possible, be sure to wash gently and infrequently, dry in the shade, and don’t leave naturally-dyed items exposed to the sun for long periods.
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