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Archive of the Month: October 2020

How Bare Yarn is Made: Carding and Combing

How Bare Yarn is Made: Carding and Combing

Next up in our behind the scenes at our mill video series, get to know the carding and combing process! This process is a vital step in making bare yarn. Once the fiber is washed, or scoured, it moves on to the carding and combing machines. The carding and coming process is essentially a series […]

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How to Prepare Your Yarn for Consistent Dyeing Results

How to Prepare Your Yarn for Consistent Dyeing Results

Before you add any kind of pigment to your yarn, there are a few key steps that are essential for preparing your yarn for the best outcome. These simple preparatory steps will ensure your dye baths are even and your results are replicable. Preparing your yarn in hanks ensures that it does not tangle while […]

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How to dye Starry Night inspired baby alpaca yarn

How to dye Starry Night inspired baby alpaca yarn

Baby alpaca yarn is a treasure in a dyer’s arsenal. The delicate haze of baby alpaca and its delightful warmth make it a favorite for cold weather accessories and sweaters. Alpaca are naturally gentle on the ecosystem, making their fibre an environmentally friendly choice.  It can be tricky to dye alpaca, as the fibre does […]

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Yarn scouring process

Yarn scouring process

Scouring is a vital process in making undyed yarn, because it gets the fiber ready for you, the dyer! Scouring removes any oils, debris or any other substances in the fiber, making it a perfectly clean, bare canvas for dyeing. Knomad yarn undergoes a thorough scouring and washing process. The waste water from this process […]

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