This single ply bulky yarn is very versatile. It is ideal for finger chains (or finger knitting), beginner's knitting (about a size 10 needle), or beginner's crochet (size J or K hook). Perfect for handywork in first, second, and third grade in Waldorf schools and with homeschoolers.
These beautiful colors are created using a variety of plant materials including: Brazilwood Sawdust (reclaimed from the making violin bows from sustainably harvested wood), Dried Wild and Osage orange sawdust, and Natural indigo.
A NOTE FROM MAMA JUDE: Plant dyes provide rich, vibrant colors that come directly from nature. Like natural fibers (such as wool, cotton, silk, or linen), they are a sustainable, renewable resource. Many of these plant dyes last a long time. (Think of a tapestry you might see in a museum.) Over the years, some of these colors may gently mellow. I feel that these shades are equally beautiful. (Please keep in mind that any item, even commercially dyed items like T-shirts, will fade from continued exposure to direct sunlight.) Plant dyed items last best with a bit of special care. In the case of dolls, hats, and other toys, I suggest surface washing when necessary. Silk scarves or items knitted, crocheted or woven from plant dyed yarns can be washed separately by hand. Cold water is best. I use a mild dish soap or mild detergent to wash my own items and avoid soaps with enzymes. Sometimes soaps with enzymes can alter the ph of a plant dyed item and change the color.