Crewel wool / Lace weight yarn
Our celebrated fine worsted crewel wool / lace weight yarn is spun especially for us in Biella, Italy. It is a 24/2 worsted 100% fine grade Merino basolaned lambswool ply with wonderful handle and an astonishing resistance to thinning and 'fluffing'. The yarn is hand dyed using plant dye stuff and cochineal. Colours are carefully checked before winding into 25m skeins or hanks and labelling. All this is done by hand, we pride ourselves on being Artisans.
Our hand dyed wool is suitable for all types of hand embroidery, lace-knitting, tapestry weaving, weaving and creative textile work.
Please note that because of the very nature of dye plants the dye lots vary so always buy sufficient wool for your project.
We recommend that you wash the 2/24 crewel / lace weight yarn in a cold wool machine cycle or you can wash by hand. Always wash naturally dyed wool separately. Some dyes such as cochineal, indigo and logwood may leave residues on your hands while working, these will not harm you. Washing your hands in soapy water will remove the dye.