Naturally Dyed Threads

Just finished a hat for my Uncle Eric from naturally dyed yarn. He had provided the sawdust that we used. Logwood, sandalwood, osage orange and some indigo thrown in there too.

Moms naturally dyed threads are featured in the last issue of Piecework Magazine!

Whether you prefer silk, cotton or wool, our small batches will make your project special!

The Process

In Vermont natural dyeing is done throughout the spring, summer and fall. Each season brings to life a variety of berries, mushrooms, ferns, lichens, flowers, sawdust and vegetables that all have their special colors to offer. In addition, I purchase madder, cochineal and Indigo from places with warmer climates, in order to obtain a full range of colors. I dye cotton, wool, linen and many types of silk yarns for use in kumihimo, embroidery, appliqué, needlepoint and embellishing felt. Each type of fiber requires a specific mordant in order for the dye to adhere. The mordants I use are alum, tin, copper and tannic acid. Robin Russo

The Private Stash

This is a treasure that will be admired forever…… but never used. Mom put this array together for Christmas gifts many years ago. Lucky ME!

Check out the Etsy shop for more naturally dyed threads!