Our new Aran weight wool yarn is hand dyed by us in Ireland using organic natural dyes. Our Aran yarn is very soft and squishy and creates beautiful garments, that keep warm, but are still light. The knit is clearly visible, making it also a great Beginner's yarn and perfect for cables.
We decided on a limited colour range, focusing on organically produced natural dyes and colours that work well together.
At AppleOak we are very committed to sustainable production. We are constantly working on making our production more organic and local, by working together with local organic herb growers to grow dyes not only in Ireland but also organically. All our dye waste gets recycled and composted:
- The Dye and Rinse Water is Collected Rain water.
- Extracted dye matter is added to our wormery, where it gets composted by worms. The composted dye matter is than used again for productive growing.
- The excess dye and Rinsing water is going through 8 tanks of filtration. Starting with 4 settlement tanks a further 4 filtration tanks filled with different sized aggregates and soil planted with reeds, Irises and followed by Willow beds before being discharged as clean water again.
When you buy from us, you know you are supporting a small business and a sustainable, clean dye environment. Enjoy your yarn!
|Burren Flowers||Organic Hibiscus||Alum|
|Frog's Wonder||Organic Sage||Alum/Iron|
|Ice Lake||Organic Indigo||--|
|Mermaid's Song||Organic Indigo||--|
|Morning Dew||Organic Elderberries||Alum|
|Painter's Rouge||Rhubarb Root||Alum|
|River Reed||Rhubarb Root||Alum|
|Sun Dancer||Organic Onion||Alum|
In a nutshell for 1 skein (100g/3.5oz):
100% wool (South America)
Spun in Czech Republic
Info on some dyes:
Indigo* - herbaceous plant ( you might get a bit of blue on your hands while Knitting - that is easily washed of with soap and even healthy!)