More information Finnish Natural Dye Mitten kits and yarns
- Thank you Leena !
I was at the market all day yesterday and only read my mail this
morning. It was a nice suprise to read your email. I have more mitten
designs than the ones already in my blog, I am going to put more
pictures of them there hopefully tomorrow . These designs are partly
traditional finnish (the wrist and the thumb wedge), but my mother
has made most of the actual patterns and I dye the yarn. They are all
adult size and I have also english instructions along with the
pattern in the kits (we have lots of english-speaking tourists here
in the summertime).
In my blog You can see the eight natural shades of yarn (white, three
greys, sheep black and three different browns) and they cost 60
euros/kg. The colors that I have dyed with plants and mushrooms (and
cochineal, which is actually an insect) are a little different every
time I dye, so I don't have a color chart, but You can see the colors
in my blog and I have written the dye lot number on top of each skein
in the pictures. I will post more pictures of my yarns when I dye
them and I can also make small skeins, if You want many different
colors and not so much just one color. The price for naturally dyed
yarns is 100 euros/kg, the yarn is usually in 50-100 gram skeins, the
price goes according ot weight. Smallest skein size is 20 grams, and
they are 2,50 euros each. The yarn is two-ply and my needle
recommendation is 2,5 - 3 (3,5), depending how tight you knit.
We sell these, as also our yarn, here in Finland, but I can send them
also to United States. The only trouble are big mailing costs.
The kits cost 18 euros each and to send one to US costs in Economy
class 6,40e (takes 10-15 days) and in Priority class12,30e (5-7days).
For three kits, the cost would be 10,80 in economy class and for five
14,90 and so on.
How to pay, You can pay directly to our bank account and then I will
send the package to you, but I will call next week the Visa company
if it is possible that we can also recieve payments via internet. Now
we can only charge Visa here in Finland.
It is nice to meet knitters and dyers, as I think I am more a dyer,
in the market, but the Internet makes the world so much smaller and
now I can see Your work in Your blog and You can see my dyeings in
I hope You enjoy reading about my dyeings in the future, too.