Green (Woad+Weld) Yarn

Regular price £15.00 Sale

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 originated in the Cheviot Hills, on the border of England and Scotland. They did well in those bleak, windswept conditions. They were first described aboud 1370 as 'a small but hardy race'. The Cheviot ewe can be found grazing up to 3,000 feet and is expected to live off the hill throughout the year. Nowadays they are appreciated and kept all over the UK.

About the dyestuff:

This green comes from woad and weld, both plants used for dyeing from Ancient times. Double dyeing was on the Middle ages the only way to receive so intense bright green. Receipt for this colour was one of the best hidden secret of Medieval dyers.