Our Own Alpaca Yarn Dyed Naturally With Cochineal And Madder Root

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If it was all for me I would dye all of our alpaca wool with madder root. I am, well, mad for the oranges.

Colors can vary from deep russets to cantaloupes by altering strength of dye bath and mordants. Tin makes everything brighter— sometimes that is a good thing, but not always.

Did some pretty soft pinks with cochineal.

I am waiting on more yarn to arrive and am currently hand carding and natural dying outside. Have the first batch of goldenrod dyed alpaca currently hanging to dry.

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11 thoughts on “Our Own Alpaca Yarn Dyed Naturally With Cochineal And Madder Root

      • Thanks for your quick reply. As you can see when you visited my website, I use a lot of colors, in fact, I blend various single plies together to get the colors I need. t would be fun to try some of your yarns in my next project. Do you have a color sample card?

        Knit tweaker

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      • I haven’t ever done a sample card because I am such a small operation. I have done quite a bit of dying for others and can do lots of a color as long as I know what it is you are looking for. Usually I just have an idea of range of colors I want and dye small lots of 5 to 10 skeins at a time.

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  1. Cool! Then you can tell my what color the feet on the chicks are. I am almost ready to put in the detail of their feet. The pics I found on the net are so varied in color it is hard to tell what color is most prominent.

    Knit tweaker

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