Whether you prefer silk, cotton or wool, our small batches make these threads extra special!
Many a dye enthusiast would be envious of moms set up! She has tents to protect the fires, (and friends) from rainy days. SO many burners cooking at once, SO many pots, colanders, utensils. SO many tubs of various sizes, buckets of synthrapol soaked threads and yarns that were mordanted in advance, And of course, clotheslines and drying racks galore!! ALL SUMMER LONG!
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!
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 Embroidery Floss
Lovely small batch natural dyes and sweet 4 inch skeins.
Naturally Dyed Silk Cord
Gorgeous.... small batch, 4 in long skeins, one-of-a-kind. Great for kumihimo
Naturally Dyed Cotton
Cotton Embroidery Floss
Not naturally dyed, but still lots of fun!
Chemically Dyed 3 Ply Wool
Needlepoint, Petit Point Stitching, Crewel
I enjoy making small 5-6 inch needlepoint squares. They are satisfying since they work up quickly. I can get 4 done with these sweet bundles of 10 yd skeins. While every bundle is different, you are purchasing THIS one. Happy to send pictures, upon request, of the others.