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 - Understory This colorway is inspired by the large amounts of Red Trillium that grows in the forests near my childhood home. Red Trillium is not very common, but adds a splash of color on the forest floor.
We have made our best attempt to color correct the product photos to accurately represent the colors.