Sirius Bulky by Vegan Yarn

$45.00$49.00

 Sirius is a satisfyingly thick and thin ‘flamme’ yarn that looks and feels like handspun, creating a lovely textured fabric as you knit, weave or crochet with it. It’s hand painted using low-impact dyes,  bulky weight made from 100% organically grown and fair trade cotton.

The color varies gently through the skein so your project will have greater visual depth than with a commercially dyed yarn. The process of dyeing naturally takes time, but requires no nasty chemicals, and the colors are always soft on the eye. Typically plant-dyeing takes anywhere from 3 days to two weeks, starting with scouring (cleaning), mordanting twice (preparing the fibre to help it accept the dye better) with natural mordants like oak tannin, myrobalan (a nut), and potassium alum, a naturally occurring mineral (the same kind used in deodorant crystals). Then finally a ‘tea’ is made with the plant used for dyeing. The process of naturally dyeing yarn takes more time and effort, but its worth it, knowing that no harmful chemicals were used in the process.

These bulky skeins weigh 225g (8oz) and contains approximately 293m (320 yds).

The base yarn used is EKO Certified Organic by USDA, GOTS, Control Union, SKAL & Certified Fair Trade by Control Union Fair Choice, it comes from Peru Naturtex, and it is hand dyed in small batches at the Vegan Yarn studio in New Westminster, BC, Canada.

To see what other people have made using Sirius Bulky visit:

https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/vegan-yarn-sirius/projects

NOTE: Sirius yarn is (hopefully only temporarily) discontinued. The supplier is having some production difficulties, and they’re working hard to fix it. As soon as they find a solution Vegan Yarn will be dyeing up fresh batches again and we’ll be ordering more.

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Product Description

293m/320 yds
225g/8oz
Gauge: 16 sts per 10cm/4” on 5-5.5mm or 8-9 US

Vegan Yarn features a spectacular range of animal-free and sustainable fibres. Their yarns are hand-dyed and range from lace to super bulky: “The process of dyeing naturally takes time, but requires no nasty chemicals, and the colours are always soft on the eye. Typically plant-dyeing takes anywhere from 3 days to two weeks, starting with scouring (cleaning), mordanting twice (preparing the fibre to help it accept the dye better) with natural mordants like oak tannin, myrobalan, and alum. Then finally a ‘tea’ is made with the plant used for dyeing. The process of naturally dyeing yarn takes more time and effort, but its worth it, knowing that no harmful chemicals were used in the process.” – Vegan Yarn

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Fiber

Organic Cotton

Weight

Bulky

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