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Colours, left to right, upper to lower rows:

White, flesh pink, rose pink, crimson, scarlet, old rose, dark peach, butter yellow, pale orange, golden orange, yellow ochre, sea green, spring green, forest green, sky blue, ocean blue, magenta, light purple, violet, dark purple.

These are not all the colours I can dye; different shades of green and yellow, lavender and royal purple, and baby pastels can all be produced. Plus natural beiges and browns, nearly black, and salt-and-pepper.


Golden Gryphon has balls and skeins of knitting wool.  Well, mostly skeins, but I'll wind them into centre-pull balls for you at no extra charge if you wish.  The wool is hand-spun and hand-dyed with natural plant dyes.

Available in 2 ply (laceweight), 8-ply (DK), or 12 ply (worsted) equivalent.   Typical lengths are 350m for 2 ply, 150m for 8-ply, and 100m for 12 ply.

Prices per nominal 100g skein: 2 ply, $25; 8 ply, $18, 12 ply, $15. (Actual skein weight may be plus or minus 10g.)

My standard wool is 22-micron pure Australian merino, soft and beautiful. Other types of wool can be sourced if you wish; e-mail me to discuss this.

I normally do an order as a single dye lot to ensure the colour is consistent, so it's best to order enough wool for your project to begin with.   Although I'll do my best, I cannot guarantee to match colours exactly later. 

Generally, I spin and dye to order, rather than having a large stock on hand.  It takes an afternoon to spin 3 12 ply or two 8-ply skeins, and another afternoon to dye and dry 4-6 skeins, so be sure to allow enough lead time for your order! 

Hand-spun wool typically varies in texture.  Let me know whether you prefer your wool to be as even as possible (my default), or if you like a more slubby or thick-thin look.

There is a text field below for colour rather than a drop-down menu; if you would like something other than the colours in the left column, we can exchange e-mail and samples about it. The colours pictured can be reproduced pretty faithfully.

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Baby Wool

I also sell baby wool (3-4 ply) by the 25g ball. One ball is enough for a pair of booties (newborn - 3 months), and a free pattern can be included if you wish.

I normally stock the traditional colours of white, pale pink, baby blue, and lemon, plus a delicate ice-green and a pretty lavender. I can do other colours as well, of course. Just select "Other" in the drop-down menu, and e-mail me about what colour you'd like.

$5.00 per ball.

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