5 yards of upcycled sari silk ribbon dyed using weld (Reseda luteola), grown in Jean's dye garden, then over-dyed with sustainably sourced indigo for just a hint of green.
Weld on herringbone
NATURAL DYES USED IN THIS LISTING:
To get this lovely soft yellow herringbone, this piece of wool was dyed in a weld (Reseda lutela) exhaust bath. Exhaust baths are what we call a dye bath that has already been used for a primary dye. See the bright yellow weld listing to compare the colors.
WELD: The beautiful yellow comes from Reseda luteola, commonly known as weld. This plant has been used by natural dyers for centuries and is known as the most color fast of all the yellows. Starting from seed, I organically grew and harvested the weld used to dye this lovely yellow.
NOTE: I have a one yard piece that can be cut into the sizes below. The price listed is for the fat quarter.
Fat quarter - approximately 16" x 26"-28"
Fat half - approximately 32" x 26"-28"
1 yard - approximately 32" x 52"-56"
All wool shrinks differently. Felting occurs naturally during the dyeing process, giving the wool a lovely soft hand.
I use only natural dyes that have a proven track record for being color fast. Like all fabric that has been dyed, however, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight will cause fading (think of those south-facing display windows we see with faded clothing).
All my wool listings are small batch. Please purchase what you need for your project because color matching will be impossible!
I hope you enjoy creating with these naturally dyed wools as much as I love creating them!