Moms naturally dyed threads are featured in the latest issue of Piecework Magazine! https://pieceworkmagazine.com/
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!! One for each particpant to help us stay organized… 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!
plenty more listings coming… 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 on Sunday, and Thank you for looking!
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
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.
Wool loops, naturally dyed, woven into potholders!
Here is moms latest project! Using her naturally dyed threads to do some embroidery on her applique quilt squares. The photography is awful here, her choice of colors is actually amazing and gorgeous!