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Trava & Wool

Trava Alpaca+Silk+Cashmere

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Madder Logwood ASC
Madder ASC
Marigold Madder ASC
Marigold Bright ASC
Marigold Soft ASC
Weld Marigold Indigo ASC
Indigo Marigold Yellow ASC
Indigo Marigold ASC
Walnut ASC
Logwood Deep ASC
Logwood ASC
Cochineal ASC
Cochineal Light ASC
Logwood Copper Marigold ASC
Indigo Light ASC
Indigo Mid ASC
Indigo Deep ASC
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  • This amazingly soft, squishy and luxurious blend of Non-Superwash Baby Alpaca, Silk and Cashmere has been beautifully dyed using only natural materials (plants, flowers and sometimes insects!). This is one of favourite yarn bases.

    Zuzana at Trava & Wool is a wonderfully talented natural dyer and knitter.

    She dyes her yarn in small amounts from her tiny studio in South Devon using plants which are foraged locally, in woods, on the fields and by the roads and natural extracts (highly concentrated powder or liquids from whole dyestuff).   

    The resulting colours are always full of warmth and so flattering next to the skin.

    Washing and care

    Every skein is rinsed and wash carefully and individually to remove any excess dye.

    It is strongly recommended that these natural dyed yarns are washed in ph neutral solution - even ordinary dish-washing liquid (dish-washing detergent) will do the job. Water temperature shouldn't be more than 30 degrees C. 

    Some words from Zuzana about this latest batch:
    "All marigold is from my allotment.

    "Walnuts are from Mr David's garden - he has a house on the end of the street and a lovely cocker spaniel (once he wanted to eat Ollie, my dog, and he's a very old, retired veterinary doctor).

    "Indigo is from Valentina of Officina del Colore Naturale - it is fermended and fed with coconut sugar and honey.

    "Cochineal is from Grand Canaria, personally delivered by Sophie of Kamalaine."

  • Ingredients:
    70% non-superwash baby alpaca
    20% mulberry silk
    10% cashmere

    400m (438yd)


    gauge - 3 mm needles - 29 sts / 38 rows - 10 cm X 10 cm

  • About Us: we are a one person and two dogs business.

    We live in South Devon in tiny house and renting big allotment, full of flowers for my yarn.