Set of approximately 18 punis - 1 oz (~30 g) total
1 oz makes ~150 yds of 2-ply yarn with 22 WPI (light fingering)
77% GOTS certified Pima cotton
15% local milkweed floss
Punis are my favorite way to spin cotton! This preparation is perfect for spinning woolen, fluffy yarn and is easier to spin than cotton sliver. The cotton is GOTS certified, non-GMO, and fair-trade imported from Peru. It is also combed, meaning all the short fibers have been removed to create an end product with less neps. I have hand-blended and hand-dyed all fibers in small batches! Although I have done my best to rinse out all dye, some colors may bleed (especially the darker colors) when setting the ply.
Milkweed floss is a great addition to the cotton because it adds warmth and sheen that other plant fibers have difficulty doing. The milkweed floss is collected from local conservation groups, cleaned, and the seeds are then returned to each group for prairie restorations. Working with conservation organizations is an important part of Buchanan Fiber Co. as we are providing volunteer hours that might not be fulfilled otherwise.
Nylon has been added for strength and is imported from France.
About this colorway - Mushroom Forest
I've always been intrigued by the many varieties of brightly colored mushrooms growing in the forest. The Mushroom Forest colorway captures the often-overlooked petite spots of color scattered along the forest floor.
We have made our best attempt to color correct the product photos to accurately represent the colors.