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 and fibres.
All of our yarns and fibres 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 and the kettle water is clear, the yarns and fibre 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 variegated colourways that have short, random colour repeats which helps to minimise 'pooling' and produces a fabric which is dappled in colour. We also offer dip-dyed and semi-solid colourways. Speckles and spots of colour may be present in some colourways, this is common with hand-dying and adds to its unique charm. When knitted up, these little pops of colour will add a lovely depth to your knitted fabric.
When photographing our yarns and fibres, we do our best to capture colours accurately; however, please remember colours can vary from monitor to monitor.