Naturally Gorgeous Alpaca Merino 4ply
Naturally Gorgeous is our range of carefully hand dyed yarns. The yarns are all from our Purely Gorgeous range. The yarns are dyed with natural colours from plants such as madder, logwood and buckthorn bark. The bright pink yarns are dyed with cochineal which is a small insect, the only non-plant dye we use. These natural dyes are very sustainable; some are foraged or grown organically here in the Gorgeous Yarns garden, or sourced ethically from growers in the UK and around the world. The natural dyes are fixed/mordanted with naturally occurring mineral salts and these mordants are of minimal or nil environmental impact when disposed of. The used plant dye materials are composted in the garden.
The yarns are dyed by hand in small batches of up to 1kg max. This ensures a high quality colour dye with gentle tonal variations which is a feature of hand dyed yarns. The natural colours work very well together and can be used in a mixed colour design as well as on their own. We recommend using 2 skeins on alternate 2 rows if you are using a single colour to prevent colour “pooling” which can sometimes occur.
If you would like a specific colour on a specific yarn base, please contact us. I can do custom dye orders for you.
These limited edition skeins of hand dyed Alpaca Merino 4 ply are made using the DIY Daylight Dye kits. This colourway has beautiful sunrise colours of red, orange and warm yellow. Every skein is different in tone and colour distribution.
Alpaca Merino 4ply is a luxurious blend of 2 sumptuously soft fibres, making it perfect for most projects work close to the skin. It has drape and a soft sheen so is ideal for scarves, wraps, drape cardigans etc. It is also suitable for weaving (wefts) to make a beautiful and colourful textile.
If you love the look of hand dyed yarn, but don’t want to try a kit yourself, then this is the yarn for you!