Indigo Hemp Grab-bag

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. . . . . . . . . . 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. 

I was in love with the beautiful various shades and depths of indigo blue. However, I was disappointed to find it does crock when working with it, so I didn’t want to sell this to folks for knitting next-to-skin garments.

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 for me personally.  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:

  • Yarn is not a strong yarn but perfect for things like journal embellishments.

  • Pre-washed ( as all our yarn is ), so there is no worry the color will wash out.

  • Yarn might crock when using, however a simple rinse under the faucet removes the blue from fingers.

  • 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

Each bag differs slightly, once they are gone...they’re gone.

Limited Edition