Royal Bison Yarn Info

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Merino wool is regarded as having some of the finest and softest wool of any sheep. Bouncy, light, ridiculously soft and a dream to dye, it's a favourite amongst knitters and crocheters, and why the majority of the yarn available to dyers is merino wool. All merino fibre is sourced from Australia and New Zealand - the sheep can't survive anywhere else.

Superwash yarn has been treated with a coating to prevent it from felting. It's a bit of a mysterious process that mostly occurs in China and Germany. What this means is that unlike untreated wool, it is machine washable. However, excess heat can still damage superwashed yarn. 

Untreated yarn is just that – it has not been treated once it is washed and spun. It requires more care when blocking and washing. It is environmentally friendly as no chemicals are used, and had a much lower carbon footprint as less transportation is required. Untreated yarn takes dye differently, requires a lower temperature and less agitation, and often requires more time in the dye pot.

Eco-processing is a certified organic process that is environmentally friendly and makes you feel the warm fuzzies inside. Instead of being superwashed, it has been eco-processed to prevent felting - in other words, treated with a non-chlorinated anti-shrink treatment - making it more environmentally friendly than the typical superwash method. 

Care instructions

Superwash & Cotton wool/scarf/wrap
Although superwash yarns and cotton are, in theory, washing-machine safe, I still suggest you hand wash in cold water and lay flat or rinse and spin and then lay flat/block to dry. A wool soak like Eucalan is highly recommended.

Non-superwash wool/scarf/wrap
If exposed to heat and agitation, your wool/scarf/wrap will felt, so be sure to hand wash gently in cold water (a wool soak like Eucalan is recommended) and dry flat.