Skein Yarn

Australia Dyer

​Skein is a small, independent hand-dyed yarn company based in Australia.  All of Skein yarns 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 into the yarn and the kettle water is clear, the yarns 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.  

The dyes are applied in a way that produces short, random colour repeats which helps to minimize ‘pooling’ and produces a fabric which is dappled in colour.  Skein offers variegated, dip-dyed and semi-solid colourways.  Speckles and spots of colour may be present in some colourways.  This is a common feature of hand-dyed yarns and adds to their unique charm.  When knitted up, these little pops of colour will add a lovely depth to your knitted fabric.


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