All yarn created by A Verb for Keeping Warm is naturally dyed in our Oakland studio. We use organic, sustainably-harvested, plant extracts as well as plants harvested from our backyard dye garden. All of the dyes used have passed vigorous light fastness tests. We use non-toxic, food-grade, aluminum potassium sulfate as a mordant, commonly used for pickling and as an astringent.
Natural dyes provide a beautiful color palette reminiscent of the colors found while walking in the woods or along the sea. We love how plants, and the colors they provide, change seasonally and annually. Natural dyes map our journey of where we have been. They are a stamp of time. By using naturally dyed goods, you are supporting an ancient process - the original way humans added color to cloth. And you are contributing to the growing field of US sourced cloth and yarn.
Our U.S. based farm yarns include: Dress Circle, Range, and Pioneer.
Yarn is listed in order from thinnest to thickest. Click on the photo to see more color options.
- Making No. 3 / Dots - NEW!
- Mesa Sweater Wrap Yarn - NEW!
- Boho Blush Kit - NEW!
- Menhir Sweater Kit - NEW!
- Reliquary II
- Even Tinier Annapurna
- Dress Circle
- Local Color 2016
- Verb x Quince Puffin
- Sinuous Wrap Kits