Red Rattle – 50g Hebridean 2 Ply


Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply Yarn is made from premium quality pure new British wool, dyed in the fleece and skillfully blended into unique shades. It is hand-washed and dried in the Hebridean air, and supplied in hand-made skeins which may vary in weight. It is priced per 50g at standard conditions. All yarn is weighed to order on balances that are checked daily to ensure that you receive the correct total amount.

Red Rattle is part of the Summer Isle range, which is inspired by summer in the Outer Hebrides.


Pedicularis Palustris, otherwise known as Red Rattle, is my “someday” plant. Someday I will see if it has any virtue for dyeing purposes. None are mentioned in any of the old sources, but it has a russet tinge to its leaves and stem, and flowers of such a beautiful red that I am certain there must be dye in there somewhere. I suppose that one reason I have been rather lax over Red Rattle is the fact that it is so common. It is ever the case that you ignore what is right before your eyes. For the present, I have used it as a model for this blend of warm reds that definitely belongs on Summer Isle.