Cocktail - Jean Haley Dye + Design

Natural Dye Exhaust Cocktail

Regular price $22.00 Save $-22.00


This piece was dyed using a mixture of exhaust bath dyes.

COCHINEAL is a small insect that lives on prickly pear, and 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.

CUTCH is a dye produced from the wood of the Acacia catechu tree, which is common is India, Burma, Indonesia, and Peru.

LAC is an insect that secretes a substance used to make shellac. It contains a natural dye pigment that can achieve a variety of reds, purples, pinks, and maroons.

MYROBALAN dye is made from the ground nuts of the Terminalia chebula tree that grows in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thiland, Indochina, and south China.


Price is for one fat quarter yard.

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


I will cut to the size ordered. If you order 2 fat quarters, it will be one piece of 1/2 yard wool, unless otherwise instructed.

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!

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