Vegan Yarn - Arcturus Series

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Arcturus Series

100% Organically Grown Cotton
Worsted Weight
100g / 3.5 oz

Hand dyed using plant based pigments and natural mordants.

The colour varies gently through the skein so your project will have a nice hand-dyed look to it. The process of dyeing naturally takes time but requires no nasty chemicals and the colours 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 mayrobalan 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.

The wild oak color is dyed using Black Walnuts and Oak Acorns collected sustainably from near the weaver's house. She always tries to take just the husks or the not-so-nice ones so the squirrels and raccoons have first dibs. 

This yarn is EKO Certified Organic by USDA GOTS Control Union SKAL & Certified Fair Trade by Control Union Fair Choice it comes from Peru Naturtex and it is hand dyed in small batches at the Vegan Yarn studio in New Westminster BC Canada.

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