Bulky natural dye yarn plant-dyed with leaves stripped from homegrown hops bines after the hops cones were harvested. My husband homebrews beer, so over the years we've planted several varieties of hops (they make great homemade soda, too). Hops thrive in our sandy soil in rural northern Wisconsin. I love the fragrance of fresh hops and enjoy plucking them from the bines. The fragrance of the dye as it brews isn't quite as lovely, but the color it yields certainly is.
Each skein of my naturally dyed yarn is unique. This listing is for the skein pictured, which has tonal variations. It's one mill-spun 100-gram skein of 100% Peruvian Highland Wool -- approximately 137 yards. Approximately 3 - 3.75 sts = 1" on #10 - 11 needles. In nalbinding with Broden stitch, one skein will make a solid-color hat similar to the indigo sample pictured.
I dye with plant materials I grow or gather myself using processes that are safely disposed of in my compost pile. Leaves, bark, blossoms and other parts of willow, tansy, walnut hulls, mullein, and other local plants find their way into my yarns. Long soaking, slow simmering, and patience produce colors that play well together, however you combine them.
See more plant-dyed yarns at https://www.etsy.com/shop/DonnaKallnerFiberArt?section_id=14425260 . Or to simplify shopping, use the "Search Items" box at the top of the main shop page (https://www.etsy.com/shop/DonnaKallnerFiberArt) to narrow down choices to one weight of yarn (I generally sell fingering, worsted and bulky). You can also use that search box to shop skeins of a particular color or plant dye (indigo, walnut, goldenrod, willow,hops, etc.) If you're selecting skeins for a particular project and concerned colors might read differently on your screen than mine, please send me a convo. I'm happy to take a snapshot of the skeins you're considering so you can see them together.