Weld + Indigo on Glen Plaid
This piece of glen plaid wool was first dyed in weld (Reseda luteola), then dyed in an weak organic indigo vat.
The beautiful yellow comes from Reseda luteola, commonly known as weld. This plant has been used by natural dyers for centuries and is known as the most color fast of all the yellows.
Starting from seed, I organically grew and harvested the weld used to dye this spectacular yellow. My entire front yard is dedicated to plants that produce dye pigment and/or attract pollinators. The bees particularly love all the tiny flowers that bloom during the second year of this biennial plant.
NOTE: This listing is for one fat eighth yard.
Fat eighth - approximately 16" x 13"-14"
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!