NEW Red (Madder) Yarn (Shetland sheep)

NEW Red (Madder) Yarn (Shetland sheep)

Regular price £15.00 Sale

100% wool from Shetland sheep, dyed in madder (Rubia tinctoria) root.
Thickness: Aran
Perfect for knitting, crocheting and naalbinding!
About the yarn:
Sheetland sheep is one of the most primitive breeds, which descends from ancient Scandinavian sheep. It provides very fine wool, perfect not just for reenactment garment!

 
About the dyestuff:
Madder is one of the most ancient dyes (it was used by the early Egyptians, and the Greek and Romans). In Medieval times madder root was traded in markets all over Europe – especially in France and England. In York up to now exist part of city known as a „Madder Market”. Red colour from madder was loved by Vikings. Among them red clothes were wear even by kings, and often given as a precious gift.