My teenage spinning student asked if we could dye some fibre - so we got out the Koolaid food dyes and used EVERY COLOUR in the pack to dye the sheep and alpaca fibres. 

There was not just every vibrant food colour imagninable, there was also every fruity drinks smell imaginable too.  This prompted my student to declare 'Yeuch!!!   This dyeing is an ABOMINATION!'

Hence - Teenage Dirtbag.....


This chunky open knit asymmetrical triangle neckwarmer is hand knitted using hand spun locally sourced Alpaca and Ryeland fibres, hand dyed using Koolaid food dye, which has then been  plyed with sustainably sourced coloured merino tops.  

The neckwarmer is trimmed with needle felted mixed sheep fibre pompoms. 


Koolaid dye colours may fade over time..... another abomination!!



Width: 117cm

Depth: 38cm

Weight: 155g



Gentle hand wash using mild detergent in luke warm water, do not rub. Squeeze out excess liquid and dry flat away from direct heat.

Darn in any loose ends – do not cut!



We hope you will be delighted with your purchase from  A TAIL OF YARN, operated by Elizabeth Tanner, so to get it to you as soon as possible, we use Royal Mail and aim to SHIP to UK addresses within 2 -3 business days.


If, however, you’re not happy with your purchase you should tell us within 14 days of receiving the goods that you want to CANCEL, and you should RETURN the product within 30 calendar days of your purchase.


The product that you RETURN must be in the same condition and packaging that you receive it and unused and undamaged in any way.


Sorry, but we can’t take responsibility for any items lost or damaged in transit; you would need to take this up with the courier/postage company to make a claim.


Although you’d have to pay the shipping costs for returning your item, we will issue you with a store credit to the same amount.


After we receive your item, we will inspect it and process your REFUND.


Within 14 days of us receiving the goods back the money will be refunded to the original payment method you’ve used during the purchase.


For credit card payments it may take 5 to 10 business days for a refund to show up on your credit card statement.


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Price includes shipping to UK.