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"Out of the Ashes"

In order to release their seeds, the cones of Pine trees (and many other evergreen trees) must be exposed to high temperatures in order to melt their waxy seals. Fire is a natural process within the forest that is essential for future tree generations to exist. After trees and other plants die, fires turn them to ash, allowing nutrients to return to the soil instead of remaining captive in old vegetation. And although forest fires are devastating for so many of us who live in the Pacific Northwest (and all over the country), they are an essential part of life and the ecology of the forest. It's comforting to know that out of all of the destruction comes life. This colorway is a celebration of the life that comes after the devastation, and the hidden beauty within this powerful force of nature. 

This colorway features a hand painted blend of orange, black, yellow, brown, and hints of red. The spot where the yellow meets black creates a gorgeous subtle pine tree green. There are some unusual and very special fire lines of dark brown painted into each skein, which will create a gorgeous pattern once it's knit up.  It is hand dyed in a variegated pattern, which means it has short color changes which will automatically happen as you knit. 

Please see our yarn bases page here: https://bluebarnfiber.com/pages/our-yarn-bases for a list and description of all of the base options available. (You may need to allow pop ups as this link will open in a new window. You can also click the Yarn Bases page at the top of our main menu to get to the same page).

All orders are custom dyed and take 3-5 business days on average to send out so you can choose your base. 

By default, our yarn will come to you in a skein and you will need to wind it into a ball or cake before using it. We offer ball winding service separately if you do not wish to do this yourself (available here: https://bluebarnfiber.com/products/yarn-ball-winding-service-per-skein-purchase-this-if-you-cant-wind-skeins-into-balls-yourself?variant=33139200753763 ). 

Care:

Superwash wool is special because it is treated in such a way that it will not felt the way normal wool does, so your stitches will remain crisp. 

As with all hand dyed items, we recommend hand washing your yarn/finished item in cool water and laying it flat to dry. We rinse this yarn until the water runs crystal clear, but small amounts of excess dye may rarely come off with the first couple of washings. If this happens, rest assured that it is only excess dye and should not affect the coloring of your yarn in any way. If a large amount of bleeding ever occurs with any of our items, please contact us so we can make it right. We always recommend hand washing handmade items to preserve the longevity of your beautiful work.

We recommend using cool water and a neutral soap, such as baby shampoo, when blocking your finished item if you are knitting or crocheting it.

 

Extra note: I photograph our products with the utmost care taken to ensure that the color in the photos accurately represents what you will get. Please keep in mind that different monitors can display colors differently and may also be slight variations from batch to batch. 

 

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