Cochineal + Indigo - Jean Haley Dye + Design

Cochineal + Indigo

Regular price $22.00 Save $-22.00

Only 3 items in stock!


This lovely wool started as a basic glen plaid, which gives the wool an added layer of texture. The wool was dyed first with cochineal for the base layer, then overdyed indigo. The original wool was dyed as one full yard.


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.

INDIGO: I grow Japanese indigo and supplement with indigo that is sustainably sourced purchased from Maiwa.


NOTE: This listing is per fat quarter piece. Current stock is one fat half and one fat quarter.

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!