Cosmos + Cochineal - Jean Haley Dye + Design

Cosmos + Cochineal

Regular price $22.00 Save $-22.00

Only 3 items in stock!


This piece was dyed first with cosmos for the base layer, and then over-dyed with cochineal.

COSMOS SULPHUREUS: I plant, grow, and harvest this beautiful orange flower in my dye garden using organic practices. The flower produces everything from light sherbet orange to bright and vibrant orange.

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 purchased from Maiwa.


NOTE: Listing is per 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 will cut to the size ordered. If you order 1 yard, it will be one piece of wool. If you'd like me to cut the yard into fat quarters or fat eighths, message me rather than ordering 4 fat quarters (which will cost $88, rather than the discounted $80).

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!