Arcturus Worsted by Vegan Yarn

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Hand dyed using plant based pigments and natural mordants, worsted weight made from 100% organically grown and fair trade cotton. Gorgeous colour options in stock to choose
Fiber:
Organic Cotton
Weight:
Worsted
160m/176yds 100g/3.5 oz 10/2/5 Gauge: 16 - 20sts = 4"/10cm Needle Size: 4.5mm/7 US - 5.5mm/9 US The color varies gently through the skein so your project will have greater visual depth than with a commercially dyed yarn. The process of dyeing naturally takes time, but requires no nasty chemicals, and the colors are always soft on the eye. Typically plant-dyeing takes anywhere from 3 days to two weeks, starting with scouring (cleaning), mordanting twice (preparing the fibre to help it accept the dye better) with natural mordants like oak tannin, myrobalan (a nut), and potassium alum, a naturally occurring mineral (the same kind used in deodorant crystals). Then finally a 'tea' is made with the plant used for dyeing. The process of naturally dyeing yarn takes more time and effort, but its worth it, knowing that no harmful chemicals were used in the process. Vegan Yarn features a spectacular range of animal-free and sustainable fibres. Their yarns are hand-dyed and range from lace to super bulky: “The process of dyeing naturally takes time, but requires no nasty chemicals, and the colors are always soft on the eye. Typically plant-dyeing takes anywhere from 3 days to two weeks, starting with scouring (cleaning), mordanting twice (preparing the fibre to help it accept the dye better) with natural mordants like oak tannin, myrobalan, and alum. Then finally a ‘tea’ is made with the plant used for dyeing. The process of naturally dyeing yarn takes more time and effort, but its worth it, knowing that no harmful chemicals were used in the process.” – Vegan Yarn