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Terrapin Fiberworks

Hallgrímskirkja - Dyed to Order

Regular price $27.00 USD
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This striking concrete church is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland! I loved capturing the cool neutral palette of this photo of it—greys and grieges against a cool blue sky, with the barest black speckles to mark those few windows.

I also imagine this icy pale color as a representation of what the wind in Iceland feels like, which was one of the most memorable things about the climate during my visit. We took a drive north from Reykjavik into the Westfjords one day, and at a few places we stopped, the wind off the ocean was so strong we couldn’t stand upright! Thermometer-wise, Iceland actually doesn’t get as cold as you’d expect, despite its northern latitude, but the wind more than makes up for that. I like cold weather, so I didn’t mind at all :)

Last photo by Cassidy Dickens courtesy of Unsplash

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Our yarns are hand-dyed with professional fiber reactive dyes on soft, eco-friendly vegan fibers. We do our best to represent yarn colors accurately in the listing photos, but please keep in mind that hand-dyed yarn inherently varies a bit from skein to skein, and different monitors may display colors differently.

Yarn is made in a smoke-free, pet-free environment. A scented soap is used at the beginning of the dye process on all bases except Anacostia and Severn, but is rinsed repeatedly after this; yarns otherwise do not contain fragrances.

To reduce our impact on the planet, our packaging is made of 100% plastic-free natural materials. Please reuse, recycle, or compost every piece!  

Yarn Bases

--Anacostia Sock--
40% Tencel, 40% Organic Cotton, 20% Elastic
437 Yards, 100 grams

--Anacostia Worsted--
40% Tencel, 40% Organic Cotton, 20% Elastic
188 Yards, 100 grams

--Atlantic Fingering--
100% Pima Cotton
437 Yards, 100 grams

--Atlantic DK--
100% Pima Cotton
218 Yards, 100 grams

--Chesapeake Fingering--
100% Organic Cotton
437 yards, 100 grams

--Chesapeake DK--
100% Organic Cotton
246 yards, 100 grams

--Chesapeake Worsted--
100% Organic Cotton
164 yards, 100 grams

--Deer Creek Fingering--
*only available in select colors*
60% Organic Cotton, 40% linen
383 yards, 100 grams

--Monocacy Fingering--
100% US Cotton Boucle
440 yards, 100 grams

--Monocacy Worsted--
100% US Cotton Boucle
164 yards, 100 grams

--Sandy Point Sport--
100% Organic Pima Cotton
328 yards, 100 grams

--Severn Fingering--
100% Tencel
437 Yards, 100 grams

--Severn DK--
100% Tencel
246 Yards, 100 grams

--Susquehanna Lace--
100% Pima Cotton
874 yards, 100 grams

Care Instructions

To keep finished objects looking their best, hand-wash in cool water and lay flat to dry.

Each skein is hand-washed thoroughly after dyeing, but please keep in mind that minimal bleeding or crocking can still occur on first wash. A prewash is recommended for projects using multiple colors, especially saturated colors.

As with all hand-dyed yarns, especially plant fibers, slight variations should be expected between batches and even within dye lots. We strongly advise purchasing all skeins for a project at the same time to ensure they come from the same dye lot. It is also best practice to alternate skeins as you work.