I do not feel comfortable giving as a gift to my son a plastic coated wool scarf. Sherrie September 24, 2015 - 9:20 pm. I hope that all my favorite indie dyers read this post and all these comments and offer at least one non-superwash wool, even if its in a blend with linen or silf. worsted weight / 2 ply. Does it garantee an organic process ? You can also be less careful about temperature and agitation with superwash yarn. I just know it’s going to change my knitting for the better. Twirl Yarn Again, making it a great option for conveniences’ sake. This low pH will cause a very quick strike of the dye onto the fiber causing unlevel dyeings. Most of our yarns are sold in kilo packages. Products. Thank you very much for this post……..no wonder I didn’t like the feel of superwash!! Protein fibres include wool, alpaca, silk, cashmere, and mohair. / Hunter Highland Non Superwash Yarn / Page 1 of 1 Filter by: All Hunter Highland Non Superwash Yarn 4 ply 8 ply dk weight double knitting fingering non superwash fingering weight hand dyed dk hand dyed double knitting yarn hand dyed fingering weight hand dyed sock yarn hand dyed yarn highland highland wool non superwash sock yarn Beaverslide 2-ply Sport sock weight (merino with mohair to add strength) We have two 100% Rambouillet Wool bases that are non-superwash: Elder is a DK/Light Worsted and Maven is a fingering-weight. Thank you, thank you. Sort by: Product Price Default. Protein fibers must be treated with acid and heat to ensure the dye adheres. Vreseis Limited. I have never heard of any harm whatsoever that might be done to anyone by Superwash wool, as compared to natural wool, and yet I suspect that it might be less popular if more people knew what the treatment entails. 70% Superwash Merino Wool 20% Yak, 10% Nylon 437 yds … Woolfolk Yarn The Fibre Company Canopy Fingering weight, Alternatives to superwash sport, dk, worsted and aran weight yarns (see my favorite yarns below for more of all weights): It will make a difference that you’ve brought it to the attention of the larger yarn industry. Great blogpost. 4 Ply. Chamomile / Manzanilla. Thanks for adding this one, super helpful. This is because wool fiber and all other animal hair fibers are sensitive to high-pH solutions. 100% Extrafine Merino Wool. Knots in the yarn. One of my very favorites. The blanks are knitted in our Superwash Sock yarn that has a standard construction of 4/16nm with 400m (437 yds) per 100g. Its a combinaton of two things I love. Elsawool Yarns I can’t wait to listen…. Sign up with your email address to receive exclusive content, shop updates and inspiration, delivered straight to your inbox. There is so much that one does not know and thanks to blogs like you and people sharing information about knitting with attitude one can open one’s eyes! The thread is transformed; it becomes thinner, non-swelling and round. Alternative to superwash bases for dyeing: Imperial Stock Ranch Yarns Yarn Undyed USA (Mostly non-superwash bases, and an exciting new line of Sustainable Merino) Green Mountain Spinnery Snoqualmie Valley Yarn Echoview Fiber. 42,50 € Select options. Wonderful list of alternatives. Swans Island Washable Wool Collection DK weight (A certified organic superwash process) Madder / Rubia Tinctorum. From planting the seed, to the extraction of the colour and the painting of the yarn or cloth, each step brings me a sense of wonder, contentment and connection to this planet Earth. Wool spun from Downs breed sheep tends to resist felting naturally. In my journey to a slower living, where Nature is an intrinsic part, I decided to get on the ethical production train and contribute to better the environment,  even if it’s little by little, by moving from synthetic to natural, non superwash yarns and fibres. Our largest line of undyed yarn is spun from fine merino in either superwash or non-superwash merino. If not I do not feel comfortable give a give of plastic coated wool to my son! O-Wool Yarns fog = light gray. Superwash yarn is extra smooth, and the color is so intense that it looks like a cartoon idea of yarn. 37,50 € – 47,50 € Select options. Here are the results of a few different skeins of yarn made colorful with natural garden dyes. Am still exploring your website; thanks for all the great info. 37,50 € – 47,50 € Add to basket. Yarn Notes Yarn Specs The Brand All naturally dyed - Zuzana has sourced this GORGEOUS untreated, non-superwash, non-mulesed, sustainable Extra-Fine Merino from Australia and it's so very special! Result pages: 1 2 3. per page; See details. It’s so nice to find other fiber craft lovers! Also, I ADORED O-Wool balance and I thought for some reason it had disappeared from the market. Thanks again for sharing this! Echoview Fiber, My favorite fiber-conscious yarns, including breed specific and single farm yarns: The longest lasting, most wash-resistant, richest of hand dyes available for dyeing wool in the US are the Lanaset dyes. I find that this is more likely to happen with colours that use blue dyes and/or yarns made from non superwash wool and silk. Yurwool non superwash yarns and fibres are hand-dyed in my home studio in small batches using only natural ingredients that respect and are gentle to Nature. Because the superwashing process smooths out all of the tiny fibers, it has a sheen to it that non-superwash wool does not. Thank you so much for putting together this list—definitely bookmarking it. Many people are afraid to work with wool because it is so easy to shrink. 100% columbia wool. Which brings me to this follow-up post, the first of several, outlining alternatives to superwash, my favorite fiber-conscious yarns and some additional insights as they become apparent. Started planning my daughters next sweater and new I had to come back to your original post on the subject. If you want to try it before you buy it to dye it, you can buy a single skein here! I’ve made quite a few non-superwash baby gifts that ended up doll clothes, and socks that have been tossed accidentally in the washer and dryer that are now wee. 6 / COLOR – Sewing Happiness with Sanae Ishida, No. Silk, for instance, does not full the same way that Merino or Alpaca does. So happy to have stumbled upon your site and the article. Designer. natural in its true color, undyed . The color of superwash yarn can be concentrated and much brighter than the same color on a non-superwash yarn of the same breed/blend. Born of a desire to dye tonal colors on non-superwash bases, which were largely unavailable in the hand dyed yarn market at that time, our color palette and aesthetic developed quickly. Do you have any vegan products? The raw fibre base colour is not white or ecru, as other undyed yarns are. This American merino is fully traceable from sustainably raised sheep. Ignore me – the 2-year-old has stolen my brain. It's amazingly soft and squooshy, but still with a naturally elastic, bouncy handle. Above photo is two separate dye baths using marigold flowers. No special pots or pans needed as it is food safe. I’ll be updating the Resources page with these companies and yarns, and add more as I become aware of them…the options are truly endless. Rustic merino (non superwash) Mohair/wool; Natural Dye Kits; Dyeing material; About me; Shipping; Contact; Natural Dye Kits Select options. I’m so glad you made this post – I commented on your superwash essay asking for this very thing. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. We strive to create a product that uses high quality, biodegradable materials, with 100% natural, non superwash fibres and botanical dyes, for you to create beautiful garments, with a timeless aesthetic and a long lasting life in your wardrobe. Dyers and knitters also love the intense color produced by dyeing on superwash. The dark yak fibre lends depth to the base and the dyed colour. Ludivine, Thanks for the great podcast again! Now, if you’re using something like superwash wool yarn, then it won’t dye as vibrant and as easily with Kool-Aid the way 100% regular wool will. I’ve been eagerly anticipating each and every episode from the beginning. Living and dreaming in Idaho. 7 / COLOR – Knitting Narratives with Anna Maltz, No. cabin = brown and cream twist. always non-superwash, rich in lanolin. Sometimes, I feel that I have little choice but to buy a superwash yarn when I’m entranced with a colorway or enroll in a dyer’s or designers club. Hi Ashley, I thought you might be interested in the Cestari Sheep and Wool Company in Virginia, if you haven’t come across them already, and their efforts to promote wool sheep on the East Coast. I already knew about the environmental issues with superwashing wool. Retrosaria by Rosa Pomar DK. Thanks for this list. Superwash wool is an excellent material for dyeing at home with acid dyes. I particularly like Solitude Wools’ Down breed sock yarns, which I can machine wash (on delicate) and the socks hold up as well or better than most other sock yarns. es and botanical dyes, for you to create beautiful garments, with a timeless aesthetic and a long lasting life in your wardrobe. Knit.fm and your show are both so wonderful. Lover & Mother. Yarn Undyed USA (Mostly non-superwash bases, and an exciting new line of Sustainable Merino) Dyeing wool in enough quantity for one particular project ensures that you have enough of the dye lot. (no affiliation other than a satisfied customer). So, with the book by my side, I began to experiment. What a genius idea! However, some people shrink wool on purpose in a technique commonly called felting—though it's more correctly called fulling. Knitter. Very excited to try them out! New favorite podcast! SO GLAD to see it’s still around. I have sent the article to all of my friends who knit. 100g/178y. Unlike other dyes for wool, Lanaset dyes can be washed in hot water without fading badly. No matter whether you’re an experienced indie dyer or very new with the whole dyeing adventure – just knit something out of your own handdyed yarn (or your own handdyed and handspun fiber). The superwash process removes these outer scales of the yarn with chemicals. You have such a pleasant and soothing tone which is just matches the content of your podcast perfectly. - ENJOY FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER €50 -. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! If you’re a beginner yarn dyer and don’t want to invest in expensive dyes or equipment, you can make beautiful yarns with Kool Aid powder. Fae (mohair/silk) is non-superwash as well as our new linen/cotton base, Undine. See the step by step tutorial Dye Yarn with Kool-Aid. In some respects, it may not be entirely correct to refer to Superwash wool as a natural fiber. After reading your article about it, and being 3/4 of the way done with a project, I am wondering if Mirasol yaya uses a natural process but have not been able to find out. Dyeing Wool with Kool Aid Powder. We respect your privacy and you may unsubscribe at any time. The yarn is then coated with a synthetic coating (Hercosett is the industry standard) which smooths the exterior of the yarn. I would probably recommend something that doesn’t get washed often like the hat since it would probably fade over time. Phyllis of Brooklyn NY, Even though I’m not making the blanket, I love seeing photos of it! So without further ado, I present to you a roundup of indie dyers who dye non-superwash yarns! Typically just a splash of white vinegar or a couple tablespoons per pound of fibre of citric acid is needed. Roving 75% Fine Superwash Merino Roving Wool, 25% Nylon Top Unspun Roving It's also more ready to take up the dye, so it's easier to get brighter, more saturated colors with superwash yarn. Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), a post about the processing of superwash wool, O-Wash Fingering by O-Wool (A certified organic superwash process), Beaverslide 2-ply Sport sock weight (merino with mohair to add strength), Beaverslide 3-ply DK sock weight  (merino with mohair to add strength), MOCO Qivuit Musk Ox sock weight (Qivuit is stronger than wool and does not shrink), Green Mountain Spinnery Meadow sock weight (Fine wool and mohair to add strength), The Fibre Company Canopy Fingering weight, Swans Island Washable Wool Collection DK weight (A certified organic superwash process), O-Wash Sport (A certified organic superwash process), A Verb For Keeping Warm Pioneer worsted weight, Exploring: Natural dyeing weekend at the goat farm, Fiber-conscious: Superwash wool - Woolful, No. Add to Cart . Jill Draper’s Empire Aran weight, Alternative to superwash bases for dyeing: The Dyed by Delz Yak Sock base is a blend of 20% yak fibres with 70% superwash merino wool and 10% nylon. Especially love the brightest colours. I really want and have wanted to knit with non-superwash wool for years now, but what has stopped me are the colours. Ten 100-gram skeins per package. Green Mountain Spinnery Undyed Bare Yarns suitable for hand dyeing, genuine British made. I am disturbed by the Superwash process – and am someone who has never used Superwash wool until I ordered some wool on line that was not identified as Superwash. Color is always what always brings me to superwash yarn. I'm looking at you dark saturated purple and vibrant green! 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I’m starting to make the shift from superwash yarns as I work through my stash and appreciate finding a list of alternatives in one place. All the best, The Lanaset dyes comprise a selection of both acid dyes and fiber reactive dyes that are designed for wool. I’m really enjoying your podcast! A Verb For Keeping Warm Pioneer worsted weight In my efforts to become more “fiber-conscious” I began purging my stash of superwash wool and encouraged other’s to take a closer look at the fibers they were using and find healthier and more sustainable alternatives. Any information about this company would be greatly appreciated. Superwash wool is still a popular choice for those who like to hand-dye yarns. Look forward to trying some of the suggested yarn in the new year. I love your blog and am very appreciative of your post. Thank you, Ashley, for sharing this information. I may be having a blonde moment, but how is organic superwash better/different? O-Wash Sport (A certified organic superwash process) Yurwool non superwash yarns and fibres are hand-dyed in my home studio in small batches using only natural ingredients that respect and are gentle to Nature. Quince and Co Farmer. xx. Made with 75% Superwashed Merino wool and 25% Nylon, the merino fibres have been specially treated before being spun to enable it to be machine washable, therefore will not ‘felt’ when dyed or washed. I am loving your podcast! I’ve only been knitting regularly for about a year but this community seems great. Thank you for all your comments, emails and feedback regarding this topic and please share any resources you may have as well! You are free to use any kind of dyes: acid dyes, natural dyes, food coloring, easter egg color, kool aid… any dye … Consume less, but consume better would be our manifesto. Dyeing Self Striping Yarn. I am so excited to find a podcast about fiber. Those are said to be machine washable, though I still say hand washing is best , Alternatives to superwash sock yarn: If Orcolan Neutral™ or Orco Milling™ dyes are used, it is important for the dyebath pH to be adjusted to around 6-6.5 along with the addition of 4 % owg ammonium sulfate, as the acid-fulled wool will initially have a pH range of 4 to as low as 2. Beaverslide 3-ply DK sock weight  (merino with mohair to add strength) Lover & Mother. shipped from a small town in oklahoma. One of the most popular request when we wrote that series was to have a blog post listing indie dyers who offer non-superwash bases. Triple Cochineal. If you want to check that your FO will bleed, rinse the project in free flowing water before leaving to soak which will prevent back staining. If you’re new to dyeing, there is no quicker, easier, safer or more reliable introduction than immersion dyeing wool with Kool Aid.Kool Aid is A few last notes: Simply click on the picture and it’ll take you right to the dyer’s website. I’m still hunting for the perfect base yarns for my dyeing and I hadn’t heard of some of these. I always look for the non-superwash choice when I’m looking at a new dyer’s offerings. Thanks, Phyllis of Brooklyn NY, Edited version! Reply. Most fabric dyeing recipes used on wool call for an acid such as acetic acid, white vinegar (which naturally contains acetic acid), or citric acid. natural = cream. Completing this form will add you to my email list. Beaverslide Mule-Spun Yarns Much like the way evergreen trees retain their leaves all year around, our yarns are made of 100% natural fibres, mostly dyed with plant based dyestuff, and also animal (cochineal) to obtain a palette of harmonious hues, that makes them timeless. n my journey to a slower living, where Nature is an intrinsic part, I decided to get on the ethical production train and contribute to better the environment,  even if it’s little by little, by moving from synthetic to natural, non superwash yarns and fibres. Corriedale Mohair 4 Ply . Swans Island Yarns Designer. All non-superwash yarns do not do this. If you wash a non superwash wool yarn in hot, soapy water and create some friction, you will end up with felted fabric. Ton of Wool Cormo Yarn 5 / COLOR – Discovering your craft with Cal Patch. MOCO Qivuit Musk Ox sock weight (Qivuit is stronger than wool and does not shrink) Organic Yarn (34) Sort By: Sort. Pomegranate / Granada. […] *Find the sequel to this post here, Alternative to Superwash wool […]. I adore and hoard Beaverslide Dry Goods yarns. Any information about this company would be greatly appreciated. O-Wash Fingering by O-Wool (A certified organic superwash process) Editor of Making magazine. Lovely photo with the horse too . I am disturbed by the Superwash process – I am someone has never used Superwash – and did not really know what is was – until I ordered some wool on line that was not identified as Superwash – and after reading your article about it -and being 3/4 of the way done with a project I am wondering if the company Mirasol “yaya” has an natural process but have not been able to find out. 37,50 € – 47,50 € Select options. ... A new non superwash aran weight yarn made using Corriedale fibre.. £59.66 Ex Tax: £49.72. Knitter. If your choice is "Superwash" yarn, it is important to remember that it is more elastic - sample is required. Thank you! It is, however also because the fibre absorbs water and dye much more quickly than wool in it’s natural state. It is all about personal preference, and as a service to our customers, we list here all yarns which are appropriate for knitting garments and do not contain any superwash fibers. Weight: Worsted Gauge: 16-20 stitches/4" Sea Change Fibers sources this Great Basin grown wool from Shaniko Wool. Please gently hand wash. Superwash wool can allow you to … I would also suggest attending to the sheep breeds used in the yarn folksare using. Thank you for bringing this topic to your audience. Despite having 400m on the skein, it's so bouncy you could use it in Sport weight patterns too. But according to some, after these treatments the longevity of the fiber would be prolonged, a bit like a synthetic material… what moreover became of our initially “natural” wool. Thank you very much for the revealing analysis you made about superwash wool. *Most yarns listed below must be washed by hand like most non-superwash wools, except for the few where I’ve noted a new organic superwash process is being used. Lots of folks also say that superwash yarns are softer; they are certainly smoother. The yarn itself is a very round and bouncy worsted-spun, non-superwash wool with beautiful stitch definition. Oh lovely! Insouciant Fibers I just found your podcast! I can’t wait to listen to it while knitting tomorrow. . Building a farm and family in Idaho. Green Mountain Spinnery Meadow sock weight (Fine wool and mohair to add strength) WOW. Snoqualmie Valley Yarn We moved to a home near Monterey Bay in 2017 and have evolved into Sea Change Fibers, a new name for 2020 and beyond that reflects both our location and our commitment to social and environmental justice. A few weeks back I wrote a post about the processing of superwash wool, it’s use of chlorine gas and plastic. I recently knit up some cozy mitts from Clover, the latest naturally dyed wool from Kristine at A Verb For Keeping Warm. This mule spun wool has some silk added for extra softness. Sincere Sheep Luminous DK weight Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This can be done by presoaking the yarn in a solution of water and white vinegar or citric acid. I am so excited to come across this! 245 Yards (225 meters) 100 grams. Approx. We strive to create a product that uses high quality, biodegradable materials, with 100% natural, non superwash fibr. Do you have non-superwash yarn? What about Oeko-tex certifcation on superwash wool yarns ? Benefits of Superwash Wool . As a knitter, I am more and more conscious about the kind of yarn I use, regarding animal well-being, yarn treatment, and decent working conditions and payment to the farmers. 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