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!

The Projects


Because they are one of a kind boxes, once sold, each listing has to be created anew. I will be posting more cotton and silk embroidery floss. Check back and thank you for looking!

Naturally Dyed Cotton Embroidery Floss

These beautiful 4 in skeins have varied yardage and both Alum & Tannic Acid mordants were used.


Naturally Dyed Spun Silk


Naturally Dyed Silk Ribbon

15 colors, 4 yds of each color


Naturally Dyed Thread

Naturally Dyed 2 Ply Spun Silk


Sweet 4 inch skeins of 2 ply Spun Silk. Inexact yardage and one of a kind colors…while each box varies in colors, you would be purchasing THIS box as seen.

Naturally Dyed Silk Cord

Gorgeous.... small batch, 4 in long skeins, one-of-a-kind. Great for kumihimo


Wool loops, naturally dyed, woven into potholders!