Wool yarn plant-dyed with foraged goldenrod -- local color from rural northern Wisconsin. I gather the flowers and leaves just as the blossoms start to open for the strongest dyebath, taking only the top sprig to leave plenty of side blossoms to open for the bees. One whiff of a goldenrod dyebath and you know why the bees love them!
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 bulky 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 would like to see a snapshot of the skeins together, please send me a convo with the product numbers in the titles.