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Plant dyed By Mehlsen is wool that is hand-dyed with plants handpicked in nature around the western part of Jutland, Denmark by Mette Mehlsen. Dyed on wool from white and grey sheep using Heather, Dock, Walnuts, Oak Leaves, Cochineal, Indigo and Madder.
Plant dyed yarn is magical in the sense that largely all colours and nuances match each other – it gives new possibilities to compose and creativity can flourish.
Loop is so thrilled to have these beautiful bundles of naturally hand-dyed wool.
The wool is Organic KbT certified by IMO.
Use for crochet, embroidery and fine knitting. The whole palette is just so beautiful.
We also stock beautiful kits with crochet designs by Mette Mehlsen for Loop that come with the pattern and the yarns.
We have also put together some wonderful colour sets of nine or 12 of her little cakes.
It is very important to bear in mind that each ball of yarn varies from the natural dyes and can not be repeated exactly.
When ordering this beautiful yarn online please bear in mind that each ball might vary a little from the images on the website as there are variences in the dyes even within the same batch that is dyed for us. Please be aware of this. They really are all beautiful but all have subtle differences.
Weight: Each ball is about 5 grams.
Length: 65-70 metres
Care: Excess plant and dye residue may occur. Careful handwash. Hand-dyed in Denmark.
Plants and natural materials used in making the dye colours:
Wild Chevril, Blue Sapwood, Madder, Indigo, Tansy, Heather, Oak Leaves, Walnuts, Dock, Reed, Cochineal
Tansy overstained with Indigo
Heather overstained with Indigo or Reed
Dock overstained with Indigo
Oak leaves overstained with Indigo
Walnut overstained with Indigo
Blue Sapwood or Cochineal overstained with Indigo
Heather or Oak Leaves overstained with Cochineal
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