I call Seacolors a Yarnery. Like the crafting of wine in a winery, crafting of color depends as much on the weather and the breedstock as it does the artisanal blending of good taste.

Seacolors raw wool is never “ carbonized,” (a sulfuric acid spray treatment, placed in an oven to burn out any carbonaceous material, which leaves an acid residue and gives a “ picky” feeling and makes the wool feel like it’ s had a “ perm” ).

Seacolors Wool is washed in soap, not detergent.

In order to fix a dye (plant or mineral derived) in a protein fiber (wool is a keratin chain made of amino acids) it needs a catalyst of acid, salt and heat to help it “ bite” the wool and create a chemical bond.

Instead of using chemical salts or acids, or petroleum sourced heat, I developed a system using natural salts and acids, and solar derived heat, that adds neither a chemical itch, nor a boiled wool itch, trading time for temperature, and slowly “ melting” the colors into each otherand into the yarns, and featuring colorways that emulate the weather, as soft and easy as the wool itself.

Contact Seacolors

Nan Kennedy
Washington, Maine  04574


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