Indigo Hemp Grab-bag
There is a story.
I acquired quite a lot of 55% Hemp / 45% Cotton yarn and I was so frustrated with all the knots in each skein of yarn, I almost threw it all away. I just couldn’t bear to do that however, so a couple summers ago I dyed the yarn in my Indigo Pot.
Although I was very pleased with the beautiful various shades and depths of blue, I was disappointed to find it does crock when working with it. I wouldn’t want to wear this next to my skin.
The yarn does not have a good tensile strength, so I discounted it as warp..... but I knew it would be beautiful in a woven piece as weft. I decided a woven wall hanging or room divider would be perfect. I wove a prototype sampler, gave it away to a friend who needed a hand-made gift, and plans were made to weave 3 panels for our room divider that needed a rebirth. The fact that all the skeins were various sizes ( due to my separating at all those knots ), and various depths of indigo would be perfectly fine as I wove.
It’s come time to admit to myself, I won’t get to this project, so I’ve divided up these skeinlets into grab bags.
Here are the specs:
- 2 ply / worsted weight
- 55% Hemp / 45% Cotton
- Average of 3 skeins to a bag, with more than likely various depths of shade between them
- Shortest skein I had was 20 yds...longest was 124 yds...these are grab bags, so there is no telling what lengths your skeinlets will be.
- Average bag has 174 yds / 159 m
- Each bag is at least 100 g / 3.5 oz
- Yarn is not a strong yarn
- Yarn will crock when using, however a simple rinse under the faucet removes the blue from fingers.
Each bag differs slightly, once they are gone...they’re gone.
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