Hand dyed Corriedale and Alpaca pin drafted roving dyed in pastel shades of blue, teal, purple, and golden orange with some areas of the natural white wool This listing is for 1 braid which is approximately 4 oz.
Colorway - Opal
Upstate Pin Drafted Roving
80% Corriedale/20% Alpaca
This roving is a custom blend made for me by a mill in upstate New York. It is completely sourced in the US and has been pin drafted so it is ready to spin, no pre-drafting or splitting needed. The non-superwash Corriedale is beautifully rustic and bouncy and the alpaca adds warmth with a slight halo. There may be a small amount of hay in the roving but it will either fall out or can be picked out while spinning.
This fiber is not superwash and will felt. Wash in cool water and lay flat to dry. Every braid is unique, even if from the same dye lot. I believe this is part of the beauty of hand dyed yarn and fibers which adds character and depth to your finished project.
Although I try my best to accurately display colors, all computer monitors do not show colors the same.
I use professional acid dyes and soak each dyed item in cold water to rinse out any loose dye that may remain. However, some dye may still bleed when washed, but should not effect the color of the fiber.
All items made in a non-smoking, cat and dog friendly home.
3-5 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
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1-3 business days for in stock orders
2-3 weeks for dyed to order
If you want your yarn wound into a center pull ball just let me know in the note to seller box.
Even though superwash wool can go into the washing machine without felting, I recommenced hand washing and laying flat to dry to preserve the life of your finished object. Washers and especially dryers can be very hard on clothes! Use a gentle wool wash and cool water since hot water can cause acid dyes to bleed. Any of my yarns with Mohair, Yak, Cashmere or non-superwash wool should definitely be hand washed since they are not superwash and may felt.
After dyeing the yarn I soak all skeins in cold water with a bit of Dharma's Professional Textile Detergent then rinse with cold water to wash out loose dye. However, some dye may still bleed when washed, but should not effect the color of the yarn/fiber.
The detergent I use to rinse dyed yarn is unscented. I have to use vinegar to set the colors when dyeing my Pixie Sock base so there may be a very slight scent which will fade with time and washing. All other yarns use citric acid which is unscented. I very rarely use room spray, perfume, or burn candles in my home and never in the room where my yarn is stored. Please be aware if you have allergies I do have a cat and two dogs in my home.