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A QUICK NOTE ON HAND-DYED YARNS
Our yarns are hand-dyed in small batches. The beauty of the colorways we create is directly related to the small size of the lots we dye. Each skein is truly individual and one-of-a-kind. That said, we do our best to match skeins for shipments as we understand your desire to match yarns as closely as possible for your project. It is normal for there to be variation.
WHY DOES MADELINETOSH NOT HAVE DYE LOTS?
All of our yarns are hand-dyed here in Texas in small batches. To create the layered colors and depth you find in each skein they must be dyed in small batches. Large, volume based commercial hand-dyers use large vat dye machines which are able to submerge anywhere from 20 to 50 skeins in one vat at a time. These vats are then pressurized to force the dye into the very center of the bundled skeins to distribute the dye evenly. This commercial technique of dying is great when creating a solid colored skein but useless when creating a skein that has multiple layers of color.
SHOULD I ALTERNATE SKEINS WHEN WORKING ON A PROJECT & IF SO HOW?
Yes, we recommend that you always alternate skeins, since our dye process only allows for two skeins to be dyed at a time. To alternate skeins, follow these steps:
Work two rows from one skein, then switch to an alternate skein to work two more rows. Keep alternating between both skeins every two rows. Carry your strands up the side of your work as you go, bringing your working yarn in front to create a tidy edge; no need to cut and weave in extra ends. If working in the round drop your strand and pick up a strand from an alternate skein changing skeins every 2 to 4 rounds and carrying the strands up inside the fabric. Leave slack in the carried strands to prevent any puckering in the garment.
WHAT DOES THE TERM "DYED TO ORDER" MEAN?
Dyed to order means there is not a backstock or pre-dyed stock available when you place your order. Each order is individually dyed by hand in our kitchen here in Texas.
WILL YOU WIND MY ORDER FOR ME?
At this time, we do not offer a yarn-winding service.