Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ancient Threads Farm is New to Us!

Every once in a while we come across something truly unique. Ancient Threads Farm's Tri yarn is a good example of a rare find that we know our knitters will love -- not only because it's a fantastic feeling superwash yarn, but because the colors are one-of-a-kind. It's also the only plant-dyed superwash sock yarn you're likely to find anywhere!

The upside of this is that you get to create something original. The downside is that you can do it only once with each color because it can never be repeated again.(That means you'll want to order all you need at one time!)

Ancient Threads Farm hand-dyes Cherry Tree Hill yarn using plant and insect based dyes. Isn't that neat? It's the way fabrics were dyed thousands of years ago so it's kind of revolutionary retro approach. They use combinations of black walnut, logwood, cochineal, tumeric, lac, madder, osage orange, brazilwood, sandalwood, and many other natural sources.

The colors are always different depending on where the dye materials originate, seasonality, temperature and many other factors. This means that each colorway created is available only in limited quantities is likely never to be exactly reproduced again.

We're delighted to be adding Ancient Threads Farm Tri to Yarnmarket, and we think it will appeal to knitters looking for something a little off the beaten path.

Ahhh...how we love to be unique. (Just like everybody else!)

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