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!
Most birds are: Merino. 55%. Alpaca 15%. Possum 10%. Nylon 20%
The Albatross is: Merino 80%. Mulberry Silk 10%. Nylon 10%.
Wool is processed in Christchurch by Wild Earth Yarns. Hand wash. Other birds can be made with this blend by request.
Each skein weighs between 100 and 109 Gms, sufficient for long scarf, pair large socks. NZ Courier delivery is included in the price. All wool is 4ply.
The Albatross is only available in the Merino Silk Nylon (MSN). Blue Penguin and Hoiho are available in both Possum/Merino/Alpaca/Nylon blend and MSN. All birds except Albatross can be supplied in either yarn on request but the colours, shading will be different.
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