Light Brown (Oak bark) Yarn

Regular price £15.00 Sale

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

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:
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 don't need extra mordants.