I’m so excited to announce that our latest collection, The Forager, is now live!
Featuring three new colorways, The Forager showcases our Aran weight only. Without further ado, meet Maple, Seaweed, and Ginkgo!
As you may have guessed, these colorways were inspired by leaves. To be more precise, this entire collection was inspired by our latest collaboration. But I’ll talk about that another time.
When I think leaves, three colors come to mind; green, yellow, and red. I wanted all the colorways for this collection to be semisolid, with subtle variegation in color, like leaves in transition from one season to the next.
You are absolutely right in saying that seaweed isn’t a leaf. It’s not. When dyeing this colorway, I had a clear vision: it was going to be a lush green! Alas, green is one of the harder colors to achieve with natural dyeing, and my vision didn’t quite come to life. What did come out of my dye pots, however, is so much prettier! Seaweed is a beautiful mix of greens, blues and yellows. It was the result of dipping the yarn in a dye bath of pines, eucalyptus, and turmeric, then overdyeing with indigo. And the name jumped at me as soon as I saw it!
Maple and Ginkgo both turned out exactly as I pictured them, both named after leaves they remind me of.
Maple was dyed using madder root and quebracho rojo (a dyeing extract that comes from a hardwood found primarily in Argentina), rendering it the color variations from soft pinks to bright rich reds. I am besotted with this colorway!
And Ginkgo is a result of a dye bath where I combined some leftover eucalyptus from our Thanksgiving decorations, pines from our Christmas tree that I had saved, and some turmeric. The colors range from calm yellows to bright yellows and even oranges. I feel warm just looking at this colorway!
I hope you love these new colorways as much as I do!
Why only Aran?
If you're not a huge fan of working with heavy weights, not to worry. We have been hard at work!
It's true, our Aran is fun to work with. But we know how much you love our finer weight yarns (our DK might be my absolute favorite, but don’t tell the other two)! So we’ve been busy dyeing up a storm, ready to launch another collection next week. This one will be full of DK and Fingering weights dyed up in a bunch of lovely new (and summery) colorways! There might even be some mini skein sets for the first time ever.
So, get ready for another collection launch!