Naturally Dyed Yarns
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Firefly Berries offers many varieties of jam and jelly, as well as 100% Concord grape juice, all canned to last at least a year in your cupboard, or up to two weeks in your refrigerator once opened. At this time, these products are only available for local pick up.
From strawberries to grapes to herbs, if you’re looking for fresh produce that we grow on our farm, this is your place to look. All fresh produce is only available for Saturday morning curbside pick up. We do not ship fresh produce.
Berry Fun Yarns are dyed naturally, without the use of toxic chemicals. The colors are coaxed out of the beautiful plants and flowers (or even coffee that Grandpa drinks!) that fill the fields of Firefly Berries. We do purchase a small amount (less than 10%) of our dyestuff or natural extracts from trusted U.S. dyestuff companies, as there are a few colors that are we are unable to grow in Minnesota. Dyeing yarn naturally is different than using acid dyes in many ways, but the most striking to the dyer is that naturally dyed yarns are highly sensitive to the pH of the water used both in the dyeing and washing process. A slight change in the pH of the water can yield an entirely different color. Because of this, we recommend handwashing all Berry Fun Yarn in cool or tepid water with a pH neutral soap like Eucalan. Once we dye the yarn, we do wash every hank to assure the dye has both set and is easy for the customer to work with. We also recommend storing your yarn and finished products out of direct sunlight.
If you are looking for a versatile weight of yarn that knits up a bit faster than fingering, than look no further! This 4-ply plump, soft yarn is great for sweaters, shawls, hats, or any type of clothing. Also great for those who like thicker socks or a shawl with a little more warmth. Great drape when knitted up! 100% Superwash Merino – 115 grams – 250 yards
Berry Tough Confetti – Fingering
A unique 2 ply high twist tweed yarn, Berry Tough Confetti has a neutral background with bits of color woven into the plies. These “donegal neps” are made from dye-resistant nylon and add colors of pink, yellow, green and blue to the final skein of yarn… a fun take on the traditional tweed. 85% Superwash Merino – 15% Donegal neps 100 grams – 438 yards
Berry Tough Sock
80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon – 100 grams – 400 yards This high twist 2-ply sock yarn will have your feet and body singing! The softness of Merino, coupled with the strength of a high twist and nylon, plump up when dyed and make this a perfect yarn for any fingering weight project.
Berry Tough Sparkle – Fingering
This high twist, fingering weight yarn sparkles with beauty from the stellina that is woven into the plies. Stellina, a non-metal, silver-toned fiber, makes this yarn a delight to knit with and to wear. 75% Superwash Merino – 25% Nylon – 5% Silver Stellina 438 yards – 100 grams
Berry Tough Sport
The sport weight version of the Berry Tough Sock base, this yarn falls between fingering and DK weights. It is a wonderful option for knitting garments like scarves and hats, as well as for tops, sweaters or baby clothes. 80% Superwash Merino – 20% Nylon 3ply yarn 328 yards – 100 grams
This unique yarn gives a nod to the original Irish Tweed woven cloth of the same name. A neutral superwash merino background with bits of color woven into the plies, this yarn takes color beautifully, and the effect is both tactile and visually appealing. 85% Superwash Merino 15% Donegal Nep (a dye-resistant nylon fiber) 4ply yarn 231 yards – 100grams
Eco Printed Sock Blanks
Sock blanks offer a unique and fun way to knit a sock. Simply unravel the blank and start knitting! No winding involved. Each of these sock blanks are one of a kind, and involve a process called eco printing. This is where I directly place the flowers and plant materials on the knitted fabric and then steam them to encourage the dyes to release from the plants. All dyes are permanently set. Check out our YouTube channel for a video to see how it is done! Each blank is fingering weight yarn, 463 yards, 100 grams. 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon
80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon 100 grams – 400 yards Just as the Jewel strawberry has become one of our most beloved varieties here on the farm, so too we believe this fingering base will become a yarny favorite. A most wonderfully soft yarn, this base combines springy superwash merino with soft cashmere and durable nylon for a perfect blend of goodness. Great for that special pair of socks, shawl or sweater.
Mini Skein Sets
For those who can’t decide on one color, or who are working on a multicolored or scrappy project, these smaller mini skeins are perfect. They come in either 10 or 20 gram sizes, as well as multiple bases.
Mohair Silk Lace
This delicate laceweight yarn is made from both soft kid mohair and shiny mulberry silk. It is perfect for lightweight shawls or for using held double with another yarn to create a fabric with a soft halo. 72% Kid Mohair – 28% Silk 459 yards – 50 grams
Love to make socks with matching heels, toes and cuffs? These sets are perfect for you! Each set contains 1-100 gram fingering weight skein as well as a 20 gram matching mini.
Soft Singles – Fingering
This springy superwash merino yarn has a soft twist and a single ply construction. It has both a delicate softness against the skin and a beautiful drape when knitted. 100% Superwash Merino 400 yards – 100 grams
A non-superwash merino in worsted weight, this is the go-to yarn for sweater knitters who know about the natural fulling effect that comes with wear and washing over time. This yarn can also be felted. 100% Non Superwash Merino (with a firm twist) 4ply yarn 218 yards – 100 grams