Green (Woad+Weld) Yarn

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100% wool from Cheviot sheep, dyed in weld (Reseda luteola) and woad (Isatis tinctoria).

Thickness: Aran

Perfect for knitting, crocheting and naalbinding!

About the yarn:
The Cheviot sheep comes originally the Cheviot Hills, area on the border of England and Scotland. They were first described in 1370 as 'a small but hardy race'. They survive well even in harsh conditions. The Cheviot ewe grazes up to 3,000 feet and can live off the hill throughout the year. Nowadays Cheviots are appreciated and kept all over the UK.

About the dyestuff:

This green comes from woad and weld, both plants were used for dyeing since ancient times. Double dyeing was during the Middle ages the only way to receive the intense green shade. Receipt for this colour was one of the best-hidden secrets of Medieval dyers.