Bulky wool yarn plant-dyed with fresh leaves of Japanese indigo I grow myself in rural northern Wisconsin. Each skein is unique with tonal variations. The plants are grown from seed I save from the last year's crop. On dye day, I harvest plants and strip the leaves. After two hours of gentle heat, I strain out the leaves, adjust the pH, and give the liquid 10 minutes of vigorous aeration. Then it takes another hour to balance the vat before the first skein goes in. The yarn turn blue as it's exposed to oxygen when it comes out of the vat. One vat dyes two to four 100-gram skeins, with each skein getting multiple dips.
Each skein of my naturally dyed 100% Peruvian Highland Wool yarn is unique. This listing is for the skein pictured, which has tonal variations. It's one 100-gram skein of mill-spun bulky yarn -- 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 sample pictured.
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.