Aurinkokehrä Naturally Dyed Fingering 100g
Aurinkokehrä is a worsted spun, hand-dyed, fingering weight yarn made entirely from Finnish wool, of which at least 70% is from the Finnsheep breed. The Finnsheep is unusual amongst northern European short-tail breeds in that its wool is particularly soft, with a well-defined crimp and a lustre usually only found in longwool breeds.
The Finnsheep can vary in colour from white right through to black, and the range of natural shades create the base for the Aurinkokehrä colour palette. All the dyes used in the production of this yarn are ethically and ecologically produced by a company in France, and most of them are GOTS certified. Dyes are fixed using alum, a non-toxic mordant. A beautiful, soft and completely ethical hand-dyed yarn.
Country of origin: Finland
Fibre: 100% Finnish wool
Type: 4 Ply
Tension: 24 sts & 34 rows = 10cm
Needle size: 3 - 3.5mm
Care: Gentle handwash with a neutral detergent. Attn: due to the slower process of natural dying, it can take longer for dyes to set, and as a result colours may bleed on first wash. This should not stain other textiles as there is no chemical mordant present.