Hand-Dyed Wool

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Every wool skein is hand-dyed individually by Loris from McAuslin Merino in Dunedin. Each skein is accompanied by a postcard of the relevant bird; some share a multi bird postcard. Loris is pictured here wearing a scarf she made from Kaka wool and holding a skein of Kakapo wool. 

The colours are a celebration of the plumage of each bird. Skeins vary in intensity of shading as each skein is dyed separately/individually. Each skein is unique!

You can choose both your bird colour and the type of wool. Options for wool are: 

  • 4 ply blend of Alpaca 20% Polwarth 80%. Polwarth is a very close cousin to Merino, lovely wool, has not enjoyed the publicity of Merino.

  • 4 ply blend of Merino 70% Mulberry Silk 30%. This is the creme de la creme of yarn!

  • 8ply / Double Knit. South Island Merino 100%. Lovely high twist.

Wool is processed in Christchurch by Wild Earth Yarns. Hand wash. 

Each 4ply skein weighs between 100 and 109 Gms, sufficient for a long scarf, or a pair of large socks. 8ply is between 102 and 105 Gms (though this can vary very slightly, for all the skeins). 

Please provide a residential address for courier. If you live rurally please get in touch with us about excess charges for rural courier - email us at shop@forestandbird.org.nz 

Please note this wool will be shipped to you directly from McAuslin and will arrive separately from other items in your order. 

NZ$43.00
Size
Hand-dyed wool
Quantity
Add To Cart
NZ$43.00
Size
Hand-dyed wool
Quantity
Add To Cart