Plant Dyed Yarn: Akane Madder
Real shades drawn from nature. This raw cotton yarn has been woven and hand-dyed by craftsmen in Akizuki, Japan, using only natural madder or ‘akane’. The resulting thread is characterised by a gentle shade unique to plant dyeing.
Akaneiro is the oldest red dye used in Japan, often featured in poetry to describe the sky at sunset.
100% cotton. Approx. 38m/10g. As the yarn is hand-dyed, very slight variations in shade may occur between batches. We recommend hand washing or a gentle machine cycle. Wash sewn clothing separately for the first few washes in case of colour-run. The colour will age beautifully over time.
Gift wrapped in tissue paper