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Care instructions
I suggest delicate or handwash cool and lay flat to dry. Even if the yarn is superwash, I still suggest to err on the side of caution and hand wash in cool water.

Yarn color bleeding
Yarn can bleed the first time being washed - especially dark or saturated colors. However, to reduce the chance I fully exhaust the color from each dye pan and soak each skein after dyeing in a wool wash and then a clear water soak. If I see color running, I change the water and go through the steps again. Any bleeding you see should be minimal to nonexistent. 

If your yarn does bleed color, cool water and a dab of hand soap and/or vinegar is really all you need. Or try a color catcher in the laundry or basin.

There are knots in my yarn 

You should see 3 to 4 big loops that are tied with knots (loops are called figure 8 ties) around your skein. They are to keep your yarn from twisting into a big mess. They aren’t actually knots in the yarn. They are knots to keep the yarn straight and tangle-free.

Occasionally there might be a knot that came from the mill or such. I do the best that I can to keep that from happening; but, I’m human.

Large (Sweater or blanket) quantity
Yes! I do large quantities. If you don’t see that amount available of a color that you need, just message me and I’ll take care of it. I’m happy to do large quantities.

Why is my yarn not a solid color?
That’s because that is the beauty of artisan hand dyed yarn. We want to see the variations in light and dark. The depth variation adds beauty to your finished project. It is a hallmark of a hand dyed yarn to have tonal variances.

What is a dye lot?
A dye lot is the number of skeins dyed at one time in a kettle. However, even skeins from the same dye pot can vary. It’s a hand made process. I take great care to ensure if you order multiple skeins of a color that they are both as close as possible. They will not match 100%. Think of them as siblings instead of identical twins. I don’t give my yarns dye lot numbers.

Yarn photos
I take photos of my yarn on my iPhone. I use a plain backdrop in front of a window. I only color correct the photos to get the picture to as close to the actual color as possible. I don’t use any filters on my inventory photos.

Yarn photos are usually shown on a wooden background are taken on a table in my studio under natural room lighting.

Colors show differently on different monitors and screens. I try to get the colors as close to true as possible.

Color variations
As with all hand dyed yarns, there will be some gorgeous color variations in each batch which is why I always batch multiple orders of the same color to the best of my ability and inventory.

Small batch hand dyed yarn is an art. It’s like cooking. No matter how careful you are with following a recipe exactly, there’s variations. Same thing applies to yarn. Once the dye is in the pot, the yarn may strike the color differently even in the same dye pot. Meaning one skein could have more or less of a color than the skein in the pot right next to it.

If you are buying more than one skein I recommend alternating every few rows (most dyers recommend the same). 

Also, superwash wool yarn will take more intense color than non superwash or cellulose (cotton, etc.).