Pickinku Naturally Dyed Yarn PHUYU

Pichinku is a social enterprise that produces all natural yarn, botanically dyed in small batches by the skilled hands of women artisans in Cusco, Peru.

This Phuyu (meaning cloud) yarn is a beautiful, soft, bulky weight yarn that is perfect for making a beanie, sweater, or punch needle masterpiece.

See below for more details.

All prices are in AUD.


100% Merino Wool - 2 Ply Bulky - 100 grams - 90 metres - Needle Size 9-11 5.5-8mm

Naturally dyed by the skilled hands of women artisans in Cusco, Peru. All dye plant material is collected from around their workshop or from neighbouring remote villages. Each yarn's pigment represents a beautiful native South American plant or insect that have been used for centuries to dye with. Go to the Pichinku website to find out more about who they are and the amazing things they are doing.

What each colour is made from:

  • Amaranta - cochineal
  • Sonqo - cochineal
  • Quemado - kaka sunkha
  • AU - qolle
  • Petal - chapi
  • Sombra - eucalyptus
  • Ceniza - eucalyptus
  • Champagne - nogal
  • Mara - nogal
  • Ella - qolle
  • Huacatay Mint - kinsa kuchu
  • Sage - chilca
  • Pisonay - chilca

The weight and ply of Pichinku's Phuyu yarn are perfect for use with both the regular and fine Amy Oxford punch needles.

Due to the nature of natural dyeing, there may be variation within the colour throughout the yarn. Please also note that if you are planning to use multiple skeins of one colour, it's best to purchase all in one go as the next batch may be slightly different colouring. Once the colour is sold out, it is not 100% guaranteed that I will be able to get the same colour as natural dyed materials can change from season to season.

Please note care has been taken to give the most accurate colour, but may appear different on your screen as they do in real life.

As with all naturally dyed products, special care must be taken with this yarn. Do not leave it exposed to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as this may cause it to discolour. If you need to wash your fibre, do so in a cool hand wash separately to all other goods.


Please allow 2-3 business days for us to process and ship your order.

Here at Hands of Maker, sustainability is a huge priority. I strive to only use recyclable & sustainable packaging in all of my products. 100% carbon neutral shipping is also used whenever possible.

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