SET of 12 balls - METTE MEHLSEN

1 in stock
60 g - 800 m - 100% plant-dyed organic wool - Lace

Materials: Organic wool
Aig. 2.00, 2.25, and 2.50 - Scale.
Washing: By hand

Mette Mehlsen - Denmark


METTE MEHLSEN is Danish and has always been passionate about textile crafts.

Besides dyeing plant yarns, creating designs and teaching textile crafts,
she works with cultural history objects at a local open-air museum.

Her passion for plant dyeing really manifested itself at the museum after handling textiles dyed with plants from the 19th century.
She always thought it would give her a deeper understanding of a profession by being able to explore it both theoretically and practically.

That's why she started experimenting with vegetable dyeing her own yarn about eight years ago.
She quickly discovered that the art of vegetable dyeing offered thousands of possibilities - and a new world opened up to her.

Today, her yarn is dyed with plants, which she collects from the wild in the western part of Jutland, Denmark.
She harvests plants at the beginning, middle and end of the season, as well as collecting enough to dye at any time of year.
I supplement the harvested plants with cochineal, madder and indigo.

She always conducts experiments in her studio, which makes her more experienced in color processes.
A color can vary a lot, depending on what time of the season it dyes with the plant and whether it ferments the color preparation.
She also always dyes outside in the fresh air where she has her workshop.
Thus, she was able to experience that the results of indigo dyeing vary in freezing or warmer weather.

For Mette, it is fascinating to make the most of natural resources. And that's why she always tries to leave nature as untouched as possible when harvesting: she never takes all the plants or touches the roots, so that it can bloom again in subsequent years.

The wool used by Mette comes from Germany and is certified organic.
Its footage weight ratio is 1400m/100GR

The balls sold are 5gr for 65-70 meters.
You can crochet this yarn in 2 or knit it in 2, 2.5 or 3 (it all depends on the desired result).

For a knitted scarf, measuring for example 165 x 23 cm, you need 100 to 120 g of wool.

I tried to create harmonious Sets.
They will be particularly perfect for making the Simply No.1 scarf model by Mette Mehlen

Color: Set of 12 - 1