Mirrormere Alpacas

Naturally dyed alpaca yarn - 50g and 100g

$14.00

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A range of natural materials have been used to create various colours and shades. There will be some tonal variation throughout the skein - this is intentional and creates subtle changes throughout the item. In some cases there is quite significant variation where the yarn has been both dyed and printed.

These yarns are relatively small batches. Some may be reproduced over time but depending on the time of year and other variations in conditions, the outcome might be a bit different!

Some colours will only be achievable at particular times of year, depending on what is flowering or fruiting.

Both 4ply and 8ply yarns are used, and lopi yarn will be added to this category in the future.

Colours:
Wattle - two-toned, yellow and cream.
Scribbly Gum & Iron - dyed with bark and then partially dipped in iron, pale orange/fawn and grey.
Cinerea - dyed and printed with Eucalyptus cinerea over light fawn alpaca, varies from light to medium shades of orange.
Claret ash - claret ash leaves gives a dusty green yarn, turned a slightly darker shade with an iron bath.
Pine mushrooms - mushrooms from the pine forest give pale yellow over light fawn alpaca, some tonal variation.
Fern print - leaves are dipped in iron solution and wrapped in the yarn to give a pale green/purple print over light fawn alpaca.
Dark madder - a gorgeous, rich orange shading to yellow from a primary dyebath.
Light madder - lighter but still bright, paler oranges and yellows from a secondary (exhaust) dyebath.
Madder gradient - dyed in a ball so there's more colour at one end, red/orange shading to natural fawn.
Logwood - dark grey/green from an acidic dyebath.