Organic Natural Fennel Colour, Hand Spun, Pure Handmade Wool, Non Toxic, Hand Painted, Non intensively Farmed. Natural Green Plant Colour
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Hand Spun, Organic Fennel Colour, Pure Chilean Araucana Wool Knitting Handmade Yarn - 100g 3.5oz
---Chilean organic lambs wool---
This product is handmade and sourced locally from the Maule region of Chile. The wool is 100% lambs wool. Like all our products this wool is ethically and sustainably sourced .
This wool is organically coloured using a native Chilean technique of the Mapuche tribe. As a result due to natural variation the products you receive may vary slightly from the pictures. If you are planning a larger project we advise ordering slightly more than you expect since in future the colour match may not be exactly the same if you come to repurchase in future.
---The Natural Dyeing Process---
Special plants, leaves, flowers and roots are collected and then boiled in a traditional native chilean process to extract the natural colours. The colour is then painstakingly painted onto the wool by hand. This painting process takes considerably longer than modern chemical dyes but ensures a truley natural organically coloured product. The product is handmade in small quantities.
---About Imagina Natural---
We select the best materials and products from Chile and especially from Constitucion and the Maule region. Providing the world access to these special products normally only enjoyed by locals. These products come from the heart of Chile often handmade or hand processed showing the care and devotion to producing good finished products.
Each ball contains at least 100g (3.5oz) usually you will get 5-10% more. This is approximately around 110-120 metres (120-130 yards) but can differ slightly due to the nature of hand spinning.
The yarn is hand spun so there will be a little natural variation and the resulting yard will be different to factory produced yarns and fibres. In general the wool will be US grade 5 , around a 12-15 knit gauge, 8-11 crotchet gauge, recommended for us with needles between 9 and 11 or 5.5mm to 8mm.
---About Handmade Wool---
Our products are natural so they may differ in appearance and shape with each individual product. Please remember you are buying a product which is handmade in rural Chile and therefore the finished product will differ to machine and factory products that you may be used to.
Standard shipping from Chile can take up to 30 days.
DO NOT MACHINE WASH. Wash with cold water, by hand and dry flat.