Skein is a small, independent hand-dyed yarn company based in Australia. We love to play with colour and aim to produce unique hand-dyed colourways on high-quality yarns. We can custom dye any of our colourways onto the yarn base of your choice. You can choose to shop by colour, yarn weight or, if you don't wish to wait for your yarns to be dyed, you can see what we have in stock. We also sell wholesale, so please feel free to visit one of our wonderful retailers.
Every few weeks we stock up our shop with lots of yarnie goodness. These shop updates occur twice on a nominated day and include a variety of yarns and colourways. To find out about shop update times, yarn clubs and special offers, sign up for our e-letter. You can also keep in the loop by joining in our very active and friendly Ravelry group.
About our dying process...
All of our yarns are kettle dyed using professional acid-based dyes. These dyes are permanently set by the use of a vinegar mordant and heat. Once the dyes have been fully absorbed into the yarn and the kettle water is clear, the yarns are removed, rinsed and washed with a light, phosphate-free wool wash, and then gently spun and hung out to dry under the Australian sun.
Our dyes are applied in a way that produces short, random colour repeats which helps to minimise 'pooling' and produces a fabric which is dappled in colour. We offer both variegated and semi-solid colourways.
About our photographs...
We do our best to capture colours accurately; however, please remember colours can vary from monitor to monitor.