FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Read the answers that people are usually asked us.
We’ve collected our most frequently asked questions as well as helpful hints for working with hand-dyed yarns on this page, and a few of other informational pages listed under “Useful Links” at the bottom of our website. If we can’t answer your question here, please get in touch! Please go to Contact page and ask us.
Where Do You Produce Your Yarn?
Our yarn bases are imported from suppliers in China and Australia. The yarn fiber can come from different origins, but we always ensure that they produce a stable and constant quality for each yarn base. All production processes, including spinning, take place in each supplier’s country and are dyed in our home, in Indonesia.
How Do You Dye Your Yarn?
Although some dyers will avoid answering this question, we’d love to share general information about it. As we only dye natural fibers, our yarns are dyed in various ways: protein fibers such as wool and silk blend are dyed using acid dyes, while the plant fibers such as cotton, linen, and bamboo are dyed with alum. We use natural, plant, and food dyes, and sometimes textile dyes/colorants. We carefully and ethically hand-dye our yarns. We consider water and mordant usage, as well as waste. The hot water and color are “glued” to the fibers by the mordant. Safety is the highest priority.
What Does “Dye Lot” Mean?
We always dye our yarns in small batches consisting of three to twelve skeins. We call it Dye Lot, which marks the slight color difference from production to production for the same colorway. Papiput Yarn’s Dye Lot is written with the yarn dyed date.
Will I Have A Same Color from the Previous Dye Lot?
Each yarn is unique. There will be no 100% similarities between skeins. There will be a slight to medium color difference from each dye lot. It can be caused by the slightly different water or room temperature during the dyeing process. Different batches of mordant and dyes can also cause variations. Natural fiber comes from living animals or plants. Different seasons or daily treatments may also cause slight differentiation.
Will All Your Colorways Be Reproduced?
Some colorways are One-Of-A-Kind (OOAK) which will not be reproduced again, and some colorways are here to stay. We love to create new colorways. But every once in a while, we update our colorways with quite significant differences too.
What is a “Semi-Solid” Colorway?
Since we manually hand-dye our yarns, our single-colored colorway will not be considered a “solid” color because the dyes may not be distributed evenly to some parts of the skein. It’s one of the unique features of hand-dyed yarns you will not find in factory-dyed.