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Natural Dyes for Wool: Madder

Natural Dyes for Wool: Madder

Madder is perhaps one of the few very well-known natural dyes, outside of indigo. This is in part because of its worldwide use for thousands of years as the primary source of reds and oranges. The dye comes from the root of the plant, which takes several years to develop as a dye source, but […]

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Logwood

Natural Dyes for Wool: Logwood

Logwood is a family of trees also known as “bloodwood” in some parts of the world. Found in Mexico, Belize, Central America and Australia, logwood can be found in extract, powdered, sawdust and wood chip form from many natural dye sources.    I had avoided logwood for some time because I am just not a […]

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Onion Skins

Natural Dyes for Wool: Onion Skins

Sometimes, combining undyed wool yarns with fantastic, natural color is as simple as looking in your kitchen! Many compost-ready food castings actually contain quite a bit of natural color: avocado pits and skins, coffee and black tea, and perhaps one of the most surprising–onion skins! Yellow or red, the glossy skins from an everyday onion […]

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Superwash vs Non Superwash Wool: Conventional Acid Dyes

Superwash vs Non Superwash Wool: Conventional Acid Dyes

“What is the difference between superwash and non superwash wool?” is a question we often hear at KNOMAD! The unique array of wool options we offer at KNOMAD, including superwash and non superwash, or natural wool, prompts one to wonder what makes each wool we offer so special. We are going to explore the differences […]

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