This handspun yarn is naturally dyed with Nyallo (smartweed), a local plant from Changthang. This process is completely organic. Spinning yarn is the second step in making woolen fabric and a wonderful, loosely spun yarn for weaving, knitting or felting. Before it is spun it has been skirted - the removal of thorns and other dirt, then washed by hand and machine carded. It comes from the sheep of our team from Changthang. The sheep live at an altitude between 4000m and 5000m, therefore the wool promises excellent warmth for the colder days. The handspinning assures a 100% pure and natural sheep wool. It is spun by our team of settled nomads close to the city of Leh, Ladakh. The wool is hand-dyed by Angtak & Catherine in Ladakh.
100% sheep wool from the Changthang Plateau
50g of single ply handspun sheep wool yarn
naturally dyed with nyallo, smartweed
yarn length of 50g around 125m
recommended needle size 3.00mm - 4.00mm
perfect for knitting, weaving, felting
the yarn is natural and has not been treated with chemicals
farming: 1 year
spinning: 2 days
dyeing: 1 day
Please note: This product is entirely made by hand. Therefore, irregularities in thickness of yarn are characteristic to the craft of handspinning. It is rather difficult to capture the beauty of the natural color, it might vary a little bit from what you see on the screen. Nyallo is a little bit less color fast than other dyes and therefore it will fade a little bit more. We try our best to present the color as it is. Please cold wash only with mild detergent and dry in the shade. Do not soak.