About the Yarn: Moeke Romanian merino was grown in Romania from a modest sized flock by a brother sister team. Processed and spun in traditional mills. Even though this yarn is no longer being produced, it is a very special set of skeins that were born from the memory of their grandmother who was a hand spinner, treated very tenderly to keep this larger produced yarn as close to their grandmothers hand spun as possible and it helped support their local mills in Romania. Supporting woolen mills is something I am always keen to support myself.
These skeins ended up in my hands and I wanted to continue the out pouring of love that has gone into their skeins.
About my dye process:
I was excited to dye these up with a simple summer bright palette using just the primary colors.
For red/ pinks I used Mexican cochineal & a ton of fresh lime juice.
Dried weld flowers & dried onion skins for the yellows. And Two different indigo baths. My tried & true old standard vat & a fresh vat made with henna powder.
This is a limited edition collection of Romanian Merino yarns and once they are gone, I will not be dyeing more. There is also no where else this particular merino type can be found using these dyes. All color ways are one of a kind and will not be repeated.
Fiber breed: Romanian grown and milled merino
Color way: The color variations inside a blue mussel shell is just stunning. This was the first thing I thought of once tiger skeins were dry and I was re-skeining them. The inside of mussel shells.
dyestuffs: indigo & cochineal
weight: 70g, 200oz
thickness: fingering/ sport
My personal suggestions for this yarn:
baby sweater, baby shift, baby hat. Cowl, Norwegian color work mittens, fair else mittens, vest, scarf. baby slippers. Lace work.