botany colorways

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.

Our Bases -

Spruce:
100% Superwash Merino
Grown and Spun in the US.
High twist for increased durability and stitch definition. 3 ply Fingering and 4 Ply Worsted.
Fingering available in 50g and 100g skeins (200 and 400 yards respectively)
Worsted available in 100g skeins (approximately 175 yards)

Willow:
100% Superwash Merino
Sourced from Canada.
Super squishy glossy base that has both drape and stitch definition. 4 Ply DK and Worsted.
DK available in 100g skeins (approximately 250 yards)
Worsted available in 100g skeins (approximately 185 yards)

Blue Cohosh

Blue cohosh 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. You can read more about it here!

California Poppy

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.

Elderberry

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.

Helleborine Orchid

‘Helleborine Orchid’ is inspired by the delicate native orchid I found growing in the middle of my vegetable garden, where it’s been popping up every year. You can read more about this plant here.

Hopniss

Known in Vermont as Groundnut, the roots of the Hopniss vine bear round tubers like strings of pearls. These tubers are edible and were a significant part of the Native summer/fall diet of this place we now call New England. You can read more about it here.

Jack in the Pulpit

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

Jewel Weed

Jewel Weed is an annual plant native 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. You can read more about it here! 

Juniper

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. You can read more about it here!

Lilacs

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. You can read more about it here.

Prickly Pear Cactus

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. You can read more about it on the USDA plants database.

Succulents

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

This colorway is inspired by the Wild Mustard plant. A flowering plant that was introduced to North America and is now growing across the country. It belongs to the Mustard family, is currently not endangered, and you can read more about it on the USDA plants database.