Ingredients: Our cotton-blend series contains at least 50% cotton (a blend of Egyptian and short-staple cottons), plus super soft synthetics and a hefty dose of silk (mulberry and tussah). There are no wool/fleece fibers included in these blends; the only animal fiber is the silk. We have taken utmost care to reduce any potential contamination with wool fibers, but those with very severe allergies may wish to proceed with caution.
Price: Due to the high silk content and the more complicated nature of plant-fiber dyeing in our current setup, these cotton blends are priced slightly higher than our wool-based blends.
Classy Squid Fiber Co. fibers are designed to provide a wonderful spinning experience, but would also be gorgeous if used for felted designs or as accents in weaving. My Polwarth & Falkland wools are sourced from the Falkland Islands, UK, where the sheep are raised free of pesticides & chemicals in a pristine environment. All raw wools were scoured using Unicorn Power Scour. Fibers are hand-dyed by Amanda in a smoke-free, pet-free studio using professional grade acid dyes. We do our utmost to run our dyeing studio in an environmentally-friendly manner.
All fibers are rinsed after dyeing until the water runs clear, but variations in water content may cause some fibers to tint your washwater when setting your handspun yarns. This is harmless and should not indicate any fading of the color in your item.