Walnut + Cochineal - Jean Haley Dye + Design

Walnut + Cochineal

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NATURAL DYES USED:

WALNUT: I have the great fortune to have a walnut tree in my backyard. The old tree gives up plenty of walnuts every fall to use in the dye studio. Walnut provides various browns from tan or khaki to dark chocolate and even black if iron is added.

COCHINEAL was used to produce the small red specks in this wool. It is 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.

SIZES:
NOTE: This listing is for a fat quarter.
Fat quarter - approximately 16" 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!


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