Cochineal on Glen Plaid - Jean Haley Dye + Design

Cochineal on Glen Plaid

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NATURAL DYES USED IN THIS LISTING:

This lovely wool started as a basic glen plaid, which gives the wool an added layer of texture, then dyed with cochineal. The original wool was dyed as 2 full yards.


NATURAL DYES USED IN THIS LISTING

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 purchased from Maiwa.


SIZES:

NOTE: This listing is for a fat yard (2 yard piece of wool that was cut in half along the selvedge edge). Smaller pieces can be cut from the yard into the sizes below.


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!