Cochineal - crimson - Jean Haley Dye + Design

Cochineal - crimson

Regular price $22.00 Save $-22.00

Only 2 items in stock!

COCHINEAL: a small insect that lives on prickly pear, produces everything from pink to crimson, to purple to magenta. It is one of the oldest colorfast red dyes out there and has been used by native populations in the Americas for over a thousand years. I use sustainably sourced cochineal.


NOTE: I have one fat quarter and one fat half (pieces are already cut).

Fat quarter - approximately 16" x 26"-28"

Fat half - approximately 32" x 26"-28"

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!