Indigo Blue & Plant Dyed Yellow

It’s the New Year & as promised, The Rocking Yak now has colored yarns available!

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The first of the colors to arrive are indigo blue, & a plant dyed yellow.  All of The Rocking Yak’s colored yarns have been dyed with natural plant dyes that are found locally on the Tibetan Plateau.

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You, dear reader,  have the opportunity to purchase this fabulous yarn before it available on the website! As I am working at sorting through this first shipment, I will be taking orders at

The Fiber Nest Shop.

You will also find that we’ve reduced the price on all of our yarns!!

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4 thoughts on “Indigo Blue & Plant Dyed Yellow”

    1. Indigo is a unique dye in that it keeps on giving. So, in short, the answer to your question is yes. You do have to take some minor bleeding into account when working with indigo dyed yarns. I have found that in working with the yarn my hands will some times turn a faint blue as the moisture from my hands causes the dye to give a bit. However, as my children have been wearing their hats I made, the dye has not gotten onto their skin as they play in the snow. I’ll have to do some more research on the properties of the dye to figure out all the exact details in working with it.
      Good question ~ thanks for asking.

    1. Indigo is a unique dye in that it keeps on giving. So, in short, the answer to your question is yes. You do have to take some minor bleeding into account when working with indigo dyed yarns. I have found that in working with the yarn my hands will some times turn a faint blue as the moisture from my hands causes the dye to give a bit. However, as my children have been wearing their hats I made, the dye has not gotten onto their skin as they play in the snow. I’ll have to do some more research on the properties of the dye to figure out all the exact details in working with it.Good question ~ thanks for asking.

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