Meadow Organic Romney wool yarn, raised and naturally dyed in Ontario
Meadow// Organic, Ontario-Raised Romney Wool in Halo, a pale golden yellow
I hand dyed this luscious Romney wool with homegrown marigold flowers to achieve a pale buttery yellow that reminds me of old fashioned lace linens and tea in an English cottage garden, with the sunlight streaming in just so. The chunky 100% certified organic Romney wool is soft, lofty and lustrous, and with 175g of it, the sky's the limit for your one skein wonder project! Or pair a few colours for a divine colourworked sweater.
The Yarn I love this yarn for so many reasons! Not the least of which is remembering fondly when I picked it up direct from the farmer at the market. But also for its gorgeous sheen, it's chunky heft, and even for the occasional tiny fleck of hay still left in it. It's a real farm yarn through and through. I love the way it glistens when cable knit. Great for hats and scarves if you're not sensitive to wool, and my would it make a stunning Aran sweater. It comes in an extra large skein of 175g.
Specs Chunky weight. Single ply. ~ 175g , ~150yards (137m) 4 sts= 1" and 5 rows= 1" using 5.5mm needles
The Dye Marigolds are a wonderful companion plant in any vegetable garden, and also make a cheery yellow natural dye. The marigolds used to dye this skein were homegrown in my organic vegetable patch!
A Note on Natural Dyes Natural dyes are sources of colour derived from plants, minerals, and in some cases insects. Not only is natural dyeing a fascinating and magical experience, but it the process can have a lesser impact on the environment than dyeing with synthetic dyes, many of which contain petroleum derivatives. All skeins of Westlake yarn are dyed with natural dyes, some foraged, some grown in my backyard garden, some grown for me by local farmers, and some purchased as ground powder.
I use several methods in my dyeing process to ensure the yarn is colourfast (will not fade with washing or exposure to light), including using mordants, and carefully selecting my dye plants. That said, the colour may change slightly over the years. I see this as part of the evolution of an heirloom quality product that is ultimately biodegradable.
As with all hand dyed yarns, there will be variation in colour and variegation between skeins, especially for the hand painted colours. If your project requires more than one skein, I would recommend knitting them both at the same time, alternating one row of each, to make sure the colours are distributed more evenly.
Other Notes Each Westlake Fibres yarn is hand dyed with natural dyes in a smoke-free environment.
Colours may appear different on different monitors. I've made every attempt to photograph the colours accurately, however they may be a different shade than your monitor shows.
Shipping All items are shipped from Canada by Regular Air Mail. This is the most economical shipping option, so it does not include tracking. If you would like to upgrade your shipping to Express Mail (tracking and insurance included), please send me a message and I'd be happy to set that up for you.