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 with short, random colour repeats which helps to minimise 'pooling', producing 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. Yarns are dyed in batches, so please make sure that you order enough yarn for your project as dye lots do vary between batches, and colourways may not match.
When photographing our yarns and fibres, we do our best to capture colours accurately; however, please remember colours can vary from monitor to monitor.
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