About My Dye Process
My Merino fibers come from various sources from around the world. My supplier insists that none of their merino fibers are to come from farms practicing mulesing, so you can be confident that my Merino is mulesing-free.
My Natural Mom base is Peruvian Merino from small herds in the mountains where sheep are the livelihood of the shepherds. It is in their interest to look after their livestock carefully in order to receive the highest price possible for the fleece and to guarantee themselves an income. My supplier's Peruvian mill also provides education programs to help shepherds get the best out of their animals.
My other bases come from Argentina and Uruguay. They are sourced from many farms of varying sizes, from smaller to larger farms.
You'll find that my yarn is springy, bouncy, squishy, alive, and comfortingly soft! It's a dream to knit with, and I know you'll love it!
The Dyes + The Dyeing Process
It’s important to me to keep my carbon footprint as small as possible, and to use a dye process that is sustainable not just for me, but for the environment. After doing some pretty extensive research, I decided to use low-impact acid dyes for my yarns. The vendor I have chosen only has two colors that contain heavy metals + I am not including those in my palette. The only chemical I use in my process is citric acid, I use a small amount of water for a small amount of time, and I ensure that there is no dye left in the dye pot when the yarn is done. This means the only thing going down the drain after I’m finished with a yarn skein is water! This process is also less expensive, which means I'm able to pass the cost savings down to you. I'm confident that this process is much better for the environment - and I think you’re going to love the results when you hold that yarn in your hands.
If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Mise le meas (Yours sincerely),