Light Brown (Oak bark) Yarn

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100% wool from Cheviot sheep, dyed in oak (Quercus) bark.

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:
An oak bark was one of the most popular source of brown colour in Middle Ages. Thanks to contains of tannin, colours from bark are very intense and extra mordant is not required.