Wool Tree Yarn
I am pleased to present a line of yarn dyed completely by natural materials. Currently we are offering 50% silk, 50% super wash merino fingering weight yarn.
Wool Tree Yarns are an amalgamation of true love for high quality natural fibers and the beauty of natural dyes. Our dyes are infused primarily with ingredients harvested in or near New Braunfels, Texas. Our colors are seasonal according to what dye plants are available for harvest. Local fiber artist Casey Galloway uses ancient knowledge to kettle dye each skein over an open fire. Our desire is to preserve this precious knowledge, share what remarkable colors nature has to offer, and decrease the use of toxins in the environment. Due to the nature of natural dyeing, it is very difficult to obtain perfect consistency between dye baths making each color way a one-of-a-kind.
The Wool Tree logo is based on a lithograph from medieval Europe. During the late medieval period, cotton became an imported fiber in northern Europe. Without any knowledge of how it was derived, other than that it was a plant; noting its similarities to wool, people in the region could only imagine that cotton must be produced by plant-borne sheep. John Mandeville, writing in 1350, stated that "There grew a wonderful tree which bore tiny lambs on the ends of its branches. These branches were so pliable that they bent down to allow the lambs to feed when they are hungry." This image is retained in the name for cotton in many European languages, such as German Baumwolle, which translates as "tree wool" (Baum means "tree"; Wolle means "wool").
Wool Tree yarn is sold exclusively at Lucky Ewe Yarn, New Braunfels, Texas
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