Pirate Purl Yarns (showcase dyer - April 2021)
Pirate Purl Yarns are hand dyed by Katrina Kellett in small batches in her Newcastle studio.
Katrina uses acid dyes with food-grade citric acid as the setting agent. All the dye is exhausted from the dye pots, so there are no nasties going into drains and it is possible to reuse the water in the dyebath multiple times.
Once the dye process is complete, the yarn takes a short wool wash soak to ensure all the citric acid is removed. The yarns have not had any 'superwash' treatment and must be washed gently by hand in cold water as they are feltable.
When she is not dyeing, Katrina enjoys hunting for vintage treasure and drinking single malt whisky!
4ply fingering weight yarn
Content: 90% Polwarth, 10% Silk
Farmed in Australia and spun in New Zealand, this yarn has a delightful drape, soft handle and is recommended for use in shawls, hats, mittens or lightweight garments.