Indigo Willow Wool Yarn - Natural Dye Tonal Yarn - Fingering Weight - Wisconsin Local Color - Homegrown Plant Dye - YAF121705 - 100 grams

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Made in White Lake, Wisconsin

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Fingering-weight tonal wool yarn hand-dyed with willow then overdyed with fresh Japanese indigo plants I grow myself. Layering these dyes produces a grayed blue. This listing is for the skein pictured. It's mill-spun 100% Peruvian Highland wool. 100-gram skein, approximately approximately 436 yards. 7 - 8 sts = 1" on #1 - 3 needles

My indigo is 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.

Leaves, bark, blossoms and other parts of willow, goldenrod, mullein, and other local plants find their way into my yarns. Long soaking, slow heat, and patience produce colors that play well together, however you combine them. I love to crochet with two strands of fingering held together, choosing different values of the same color or complementary dyes like walnut and willow.

See more plant-dyed yarns at . Or to simplify shopping, use the "Search Items" box at the top of the main shop page ( 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.

In addition to yarn, I use materials I grow and gather and eco-friendly processes to color and pattern silk scarves, which you'll find at Learn more about my dye processes and materials at

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