This beautiful yarn is the from the Cafe Collection. Each week I collect materials from local Loch Ness cafe and make them into natural dyes.  The focus is on reducing waste and using ingrediants to make a range of colours. Typical ingredients include coffee, leaves, peels and avocado skins.


Each 100g skein is 400m of a lovely pastel Spring yellow.


4ply is the equivalent of Fingering weight (sock) yarn with 14wpi and a gauge of 28sts.


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To help you weigh up a price point that works for you here are more details of the time and work that has gone into creating this yarn.


  • 100% British wool
  • Collection of raw dye materials, either as food waste from local cafes or woodland waste ie invasive plants
  • Processing raw materials, cutting, stripping, soaking and cleaning
  • Preparation of raw materials into dye
  • Preparation of yarn for dyeing
  • Dyeing – hand dyed in small batches using a variety of slow and traditional methods taking hours, days or weeks
  • Natural drying
  • Labelling, listing and photographing for online sales
  • Point of sale
  • Shipping, wrapping, labelling, taking to Post Office or courier
  • Regular stock checking
  • Email communications and behind the scenes updates
  • Other business development activities, ie locally sourced Loch Ness Yarn, pattern designing and course teaching.


If you would like to make an open contribution to my work please consider donating to my Go Fund Me Sustainable Off Grid project to set up solar and water systems for my business.

Primula 4ply British BFL - Cafe Collection


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