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Hand-Dyed Yarn! "Rainbow Roots" October 2023

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Our "Rainbow Roots" yarn series is an exploration of local color! Our dye plants are started from seed and nurtured for up to five years before they're ready to harvest. We process the raw material into rustic dye pastes and powders which we then vat or hand-paint in layers with various mordants, sometimes modifying the pastes with natural compounds to shift the shades. Every dye lot and every batch of finished yarn is unique.

Plants: Madder, alkanet, curly dock, comfrey, Himalayan rhubarb, Japanese indigo, cosmos, coreopsis, goldenrod, woad. All dye botanicals were grown organically in our Bristol, NY gardens and hills. Mordants and modifiers include iron, copper, alum, acid, oak galls and salt.

Base yarns: 3 ply DK weight Columbia/Targhee wool, 3 ply DK weight Fine Merino, and 2 ply heavy worsted/Aran Fine Merino. All yarns are minimally processed with no pesticides or harsh scouring. DK Fine Merino is a bit softer than DK Columbia/Targhee.

These one-of-a-kind hanks make a sweet locally grown gift for knitters and crocheters, especially when paired with a Fruition Seeds lotion bar and beeswax or bayberry candles. I hope you find them as delightful and satisfying as we do.

Solid colors are approximately 100g. Handpainted colors are approximately 120g.


Available Colors

DK WEIGHT SOLID approx 100g/230 yds

A: 100% Fine Merino wool, DK weight, Russet

B: 100% Fine Merino wool, DK weight, Goldenrod

C: 100% Columbia/Targhee wool, DK weight, Smoked Paprika

D: 100% Columbia/Targhee wool, DK weight, Butternut


DK WEIGHT HAND-PAINTED approx 120g/270yds

E: 100% Fine Merino wool, DK weight, Candy Rainbow

F: 100% Fine Merino wool, DK weight, Dark Rainbow

G: 100% Fine Merino wool, DK weight, Borealis


ARAN/ HEAVY WORSTED WEIGHT SOLID approx 100g/170yds

H: 100% Fine Merino wool, Aran weight, Macintosh

I: 100% Fine Merino wool, Aran weight, Persimmon

J: 100% Fine Merino wool, Aran weight, Cocoa

K: 100% Fine Merino wool, Aran weight, Concord


ARAN/ HEAVY WORSTED WEIGHT HAND-PAINTED approx 120g/200yds

L: 100% Fine Merino wool, Aran weight, Vetiver

M: 100% Fine Merino wool, Aran weight, Borealis

N: 100% Fine Merino wool, Aran weight, Dark Rainbow

O: 100% Fine Merino wool, Aran weight, October Rainbow



Fiber Notes and Care: You may find tiny bits of hay spun into the Merino wool; that's how close it is to the sheep. Please wash your completed garment before wearing to remove any residual material. Hand wash gently in cool water with wool wash or machine wash in lingerie bag on cool delicate cycle. Reshape, air dry flat. To hasten drying, roll wet garment in thick absorbent fabric towels before drying flat. Do not wring or twist. Do not tumble dry, dry clean or bleach.

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