Yearn Worthy Yarn: Ceallach Dyes

Bluecornmoon Yarn If you’re a frequent reader of Crafting a Green World, you know that there are several different levels of eco-friendly awareness out in the world. There are companies and individuals that are uber green and then there are those who are just starting to make changes with the environment in mind.

That’s why we like Ceallach Dyes. Committed to reducing their carbon footprint they dye all of their yarns and fibers using solar energy. They use no consumable fuel sources to set the dyes and only dye their yarns at the most sunniest times of the year.

They offer a wide variety of yarn weights from lace to worsted and a range of fiber from wool, cotton and superwash merino. They also solar dye fiber for you spinners out there, from wool to superwash merino, too.

Check out their lovely colorways for socks. Or try your hand at Twist, a worsted weight, merino, superwash blend. I am particularly fascinated by Blue Corn Moon and Kiwi Lime Pie. Yum.

[Image from Ceallach Dyes website]

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Written by Kelly Rand

Kelly covers visual arts in and around Washington, DC for DCist and is editor of Crafting a Green World. Kelly has also been published by Bust Magazine and you can find her byline at Indie Fixx and Etsy’s Storque and has taught in Etsy’s virtual lab on the topic of green crafting.

Kelly helps organize Crafty Bastards: Arts and Crafts Fair, one of the largest indie craft fairs on the east coast and has served on the Craft Bastard’s jury since 2007. Kelly is also co-founder of Hello Craft a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the advancement of independent crafters and the handmade movement. Kelly resides in Washington, D.C. and believes that handmade will save the world.


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  1. Great, thank you for the information, i have actually been looking for a yarn that’s environmentally friendly. Am about to create some scarves and caps for the winter. they seem to have a good selection. great!

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