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Superwash Merino Fabric

135.00

We wanted to expand our range of dyeable offerings, and something Jeni has always wanted was a fabric that would easily be dyed using acid dyes. Its not easy to find, and so as with all our yarns, we decided to design it ourselves. Here is our first ever undyed Superwash Merino Fabric. We have a nice introduction to it here 

The fabric is sold in 1.4m x 5m packs, the fabric weighs 160g per 1 square meter. Its has all sorts of uses.

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We wanted to expand our range of dyeable offerings, and something Jeni has always wanted was a fabric that would easily be dyed using acid dyes. Its not easy to find, and so as with all our yarns, we decided to design it ourselves. Here is our first ever undyed Superwash Merino Fabric.

The fabric is sold in 1.4m x 5m packs, the fabric weighs 160g per 1 square meter. Its has all sorts of uses.

I love dyeing things, anything really, and for the past few years have become interested in dyeing fabric, and like a lot dyers I have more experience with using acid dyes than I do using cotton dyes. I do have a go with procion, and natural dyes on cottons, but I just know my way around acid dyes a lot better. Which got me thinking, I searched around for wool fabrics and there are lots of them, but no superwash merino ones, not that I could get hold of anyway, so.... after much badgering of Andy we ran some trials and had a go at making some. Fabric that could easily be printed on or tie dyed, or using techniques such as Shibori, or even marbled, which totally works! Basically if you can think of a use for acid dyes you can probably do it on the fabric. I loved the trials so much we got the fabric made.... and its exclusive to us, it's awesome and its here!

The fabric has a lovely drape, it's quite a heavy fabric, can be used for making clothes, but also great for homeware. Because this fabric is Superwash merino making it slippery, it also means it will fray at the edges, this can be rectified by either hemming, using a securing stitch, or because I'm lazy, I used fray stop, super easy and perfect for small pieces of fabric when I made trousers with it.

There will be so many uses for this fabric, your mind really is your only limit, you can dye it to match your yarns, you can dye it to match your favourite colour scheme, you can print it, draw on it, speckle it, and even stitch on it, as the weave is very even.... you name it, its super easy to do. 

It will make wonderful throws, baby slings, cushions, dresses, bags, anything your imagination can conjure up!