Cormo DK yarn
Cormo DK yarn
DEEPEST MADDER RED
NATURAL BROWN CORMO
CUTCH
MADDER
MIGHTY MACKINAC
PINE TREE GREEN
MARIGOLD
RAW
LAC
CAROL'S CORAL
marigold
avocado
indigo
indigo over mint
cutch
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Cormo DK yarn

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Never super washed, the yarn in this collection has been naturally mordanted to lock in the color as much as possible. Spinning oils from the mill have been removed using plant based laundry soap. We then hand dye it ourselves using sustainably harvested plants, insects & food waste. Scroll down for details on each of our hand dyed color ways.  Our best attempt will be made to select complimentary skeins for your project. 


50g 155 meter/ 170+ yards 

  • 20.25 microns
  • 3 ply woolen spun
  • 5.5 sts per inch on US size 6 needles  22 sts = 4"
  • crochet hook size G 6
  • dyed by hand on the farm using sustainably sourced plants, insect shells & food waste

    Includes the fiber of our Cormo sheep: Darlene, Mary Jane, Mildred, Gertie, Mama, Lambie, Barb, Kathy, Linda, Charlotte, Meghann, Dolly Parton, John Lewis, Harriet Tubman, Lte. Dan, Lizzo, & Fanny

    And our BROWN cormo RAW flock includes - Chester, Tonya, MEPS, Jolene, Betsy & Cleo

    Natural dyes are like snowflakes, each skein will vary and you should alternate skeins throughout your piece to achieve a subtle blend. Do not dry or store in direct sun. Hand wash & care for it like the heirloom it is. Natural dyes soften & fade like your favorite jeans, getting softer in hue with time. This is not a defect. It's nature. 


    Carol's Coral

    Our Mom, Carol, loved the color CORAL so we've named this luscious shade in memory of her. Cindy achieved the hue using multiple dye processes of marigold and cochineal. Cochineal is a scaled insect that invades the Nopal Cactus that is roughly the size of a grain of rice.


    Cutch

    Cutch comes from the bark of the Acacia Catechu tree and was originally from India and regions of Asia. Ours is sourced from an American company that creates concentrates. 

    Lac

    Violet hued and derived from the shell of an insect prevalent in India, SouthEast Asia and Nepal. Its use dates back to 250AD. We use lac concentrate and iron to develop this gorgeous soft blend of light dusky lavender hues.

    Madder 

    Madder is derived from a root and has been used to dye rich reds since the 16 & 17th century, with found textiles retaining their color hundreds of years later! Originating from the subcontinent of India, Central Asia and Europe. 

     *While not as prevalent as Indigo, madder is a natural dye that CROCKS. What does this mean? Red fingers: Read more here

     

    Mighty Mac 

    This shade of true green has been a goal of Cindy & Sherry since we started out in this botanical dyeing venture. Green is tough, it doesn't seem like it would be but obtaining a true Irish/Kelly/Mossy/Spring Grassy goodness is kind of tricky. There was a lot of dull grey to get to this glorious GREEN. Cindy achieved it with Mulberry and chlorophyll. 

    Pine Tree Green

    Made with Mulberry over our natural brown Cormo for a tonal deep hue

    Deepest Red Madder 

    Madder over our natural brown Cormo for a deep tonal hue

     *While not as prevalent as Indigo, madder is a natural dye that CROCKS. What does this mean? Red fingers: Read more here


    Marigold

    Dyed with plants grown on the farm. Our spent dye matter is fed to the pigs and cattle after we're done using it. That is some safe planet impact!!