Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese phrase for forest bathing. That escape to nature, that desire to commune with the trees, that healing balm that washes over you with scent of fresh air and sunlight – those are the embodiment of shinrin-yoku. Take a walk through the trees, with filtered sunlight flowing over you and let your stress drain away.
I wanted so badly to capture this feeling in yarn form. To do so, I took a walk in one of my favorite local state parks – Itasca State Park – and this photo opportunity presented itself. The sunlight shimmered through the trees, casting long shadows over the path, and I could feel my stress dissipate with each step.
This peaceful colorway is kettle dyed with luscious shades of green straight out of the forest with a mixture of tan. Hopefully your stresses will fade away while working with this forest bathing colorway.
Broken Compass base:
65% Superwash Merino / 35% Rayon from Bamboo
250 yards / 60 grams
Machine wash cool / Tumble dry low (though I recommend hand washing your finished project for longevity)
Please note that color variations may occur from skein to skein as a result of hand dyeing. I have matched the colors in the photo as close as real life as possible however some differences may be noticed from monitor to monitor. Please also order as many skeins as you need for your project as color variation may happen one dye lot to the next.