Tag Archives: dye process

Natural Dyes

Here at Swans Island we love to highlight the natural beauty of the materials we use. Our Natural Colors line of yarn uses only the highest quality certified organic merino wool which is spun here in Maine, and then all dyed by hand with natural dyes in our studio here in Northport, ME. We’re lucky […]

Our Natural Dye Process

Environmentally sustainable manufacturing has become an important goal for many companies, a trend we applaud since this is the way we have always operated. Typically wool fleeces are carbonized in an acid bath to remove chaff and other foreign matter, a process that burns the fiber and takes out its natural lanolin.  Swans Island fleeces are […]

A Special Celebration at Swans Island

Over the weekend, the Swans Island team held a special ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new 2,160-square foot dye house, the construction of which was made possible in part to a Community Development Block Grant. Family and friends of Swans Island gathered for the event, which was marked by a special appearance from Senator Susan Collins, […]

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