These beautiful yarn are hand dyed using foraged wild botanicals in small batches. Each and every hank went through the skilled hands of women artisans at Pichinku in Cusco, Peru.
Naturally dyed and GOTS certified organic cotton is very hard to come by and is sure to delight eco-conscious makers who want to create sustainable concepts.
Fibre Content 100% Peruvian GOTS certified organic cotton
Weight 12-ply dk weight
Yardage 100g / 212 m / 232 yards
Recommended Needle Size 3.75 - 4.5 mm
Recommended Hook Size 4.5 - 5.5 mm
Recommended Punch Needle Lavor Fine Punch Set (Large)
What is GOTS certification?
Certified under Global Organic Textile Standard (G.O.T.S), from the field to the finished garment. This certification not only guarantees the traceability of the organic cotton that we use, but also our standard of fair treatment to every person involved in the production chain. This assures the sustainability in all of our processes and our respect for the environment.
Pichinku (pee-cheen-koo, meaning "little bird" in the native Quechua language) yarn is sustainable, environmentally friendly and socially conscious. Each unique skein is part of the ancient heritage of the Andes mountains, and supports the health of its people and breathtaking landscapes.
Please note that colours will vary between computer-phone-tablet monitors and dye baths, and though we try our best to post colour-accurate photos, variations should be anticipated. For any questions or concerns about colour exactness, please contact us!
Natural dyes fade beautifully with time and may run a bit when washed but will retain their vibrancy with proper care.
Pichinku Chunka Organic Cotton Yarn - Nomad
Due to the nature of hand-dyed yarn, there could be slight bleeding during the first wash. It is absolutely normal as bleeding occurs when excess dyes that are not absorbed by the fibre sits on top. This will not change the intensity of the original colour.
Handwash only in cold water and very small amount of pH neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
Do not tumble.