Naturally dyed yarns
Be Natural ~ Be Ewe
who we are
We are a mother-daughter team of indie dyers here in Muskoka, Ontario. We work exclusively with natural dyes which we gather from our garden, rural surroundings and Canadian importers who provide ingredients from around the world. Our natural dyes include indigo, madder root, logwood, as well as extracts from plants, flowers, berries and onion skins. Our yarn bases are all from sources that use ethical animal practices and environmentally friendly processing. Our yarns are playful, sustainable and promote healthy living.
beautiful gradient sets
Through the process of blending unique combinations, your projects will naturally come together.
one of a kind products
Artistically created, original colorways dyed with ingredients from nature on ethically sourced yarns.
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HAND-DYED for your Project
As hand dyers (and discerning knitters), we look for the highest quality natural fiber yarns. We buy our yarn bases from another small family business, who not only design their yarns in-house, but source their fibers from reliable suppliers who have establish best practices in relation to animal husbandry and the environment. This means no animals are injured and strict standards of waste water treatment and re-use are upheld. We further our commitment to the environment by offering our customers sustainable options.
Baby alpaca is a natural fibre that is soft and luxurious. It is warmer than wool, not prickly, and bears no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. Blended with linen and silk for a rustic allure.
The linen and organic cotton mix brings a matte finish and fabulous drape for warm weather items. Perfect for lightweight summer accessories.
The extra-fine merino wool makes this yarn luxuriously soft and bouncy. Great for next to skin comfort.
Not sure what to make? Our finest yarns, grouped in pre-made colorway combinations, gradient sets or knit kits are the perfect inspiration for your next project.
One of a Kind Yarns
We hand-dye our yarns in small batches with love. We have four different dye pot techniques. We submerge our yarns to create tonals, kettle dye with multiple ingredients to achieve swirls of colour, and dip-dye our cotton in indigo for an au naturel look. But our signature look is the nature wrapped yarn, where you'll find bursts of colour and speckling.
Testing the Fastness of colours
Many dye colours, both natural and synthetic in origin, will fade if exposed to daylight for prolonged periods. Washing will also cause some dyes to become less vivid. While few natural dyes disappear entirely if properly applied, most 'mature' with time, softening in tone. But remember, knitwear is not washed so frequently or worn in strong sunlight for long periods.To allay any concerns, we create knitted samples in our yarns to continually wash and wear in order to best gauge our products.
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