The botany collection
Inspired by plants.
NOTE: Botany Collection Colorways may vary dramatically from skein to skein, due to the individual dyeing process that gives them their unique pattern of splotches and variegation.
100% Superwash Merino.
Grown and spun in the USA. Hand dyed in Vermont.
Fingering - 50g and 100g skeins. 200 and 400 yards, respectively. Recommended needle size: #2
Worsted - 50g and 100g skeins. 85 and 175 yards, respectively. Recommended needle size: #6-#8
Colorways and Semisolids:
Elderberry and Elderberry Purple
This colorway is inspired by the Elderberry plant. A plant growing across the United States and Canada, and belonging to the Honeysuckle family. This plant is currently not endangered and you can read more about it on the USDA plants database.
California Poppy and Poppy Orange
This colorway is inspired by the California Poppy. A pretty flower growing in the west of the US and belonging to the poppy family. This plant is currently not endangered and you can read more about it on the USDA plants database.
Prickly Pear Cactus and Cactus Fruit
This colorway is inspired by the Prickly Pear Cactus. A flowering and edible cactus growing in the southwest region of the United States and Mexico and belonging to the cactus family. You can read more about it on the USDA plants database.
Succulents and Succulent Green
This colorway is inspired by a variety of succulents, hardy little plants growing in households and gardens across the world, that come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors.
Wild Mustard and Mustard Yellow
This colorway is inspired by the Wild Mustard plant. A flowering plant that was introduced to North America and is now growing across the United States. It belongs to the Mustard family, is currently not endangered, and you can read more about it on the USDA plants database.
Jack in the Pulpit, Pulpit Green, and Pulpit Berry Red
This colorway is inspired by the Jack in the Pulpit. A flowering plant native to the Eastern US and belonging to the Arum family. This plant is currently not endangered and you can read more about it on the USDA plants database.
Blue Cohash and cohash blue
Blue cohash is a woodland plant that belongs to the same family as barberry, goldenseal, and Oregon grape root. It is native to the eastern United States and Canada, and is often used as a medicinal herb.
Helleborine Orchid and Orchid Green
‘Helleborine Orchid’ and coordinating ‘Orchid Green’ are inspired by the delicate native orchid I found growing in the middle of my vegetable garden, where it’s been popping up every year.
Hopniss and Hopniss Flower
Known in Vermont as the Ground Nut, the roots of the Hopniss vine bear round tubers like strings of pearls. These tubers are edible with some simple preparation (I like them boiled, peeled, then fried) and were a significant part of the Native summer/fall diet of this place we now call New England.
Jewel Weed and Jewel Weed Stem
Jewel Weed is an annual native plant to North America. It has seed pods that dangle from the stems and when they are even slightly touched the seeds projectile out of the pods. This plant is also commonly used as a treatment for Poison Ivy and Poison Oak.
Juniper and Juniper Berry
All Juniper species grow berries but most are too bitter to eat. Some species grow berries which are toxic and unsafe to eat, while others grow berries which are used to spice some European cuisine and give gin its unique flavor.
Lilacs are a species of flowering plant in the Olive family. It grows natively in the Balkan Peninsula and has become a favorite ornamental all over Europe and North America.