Logwood + Walnut
This piece of natural wool was dyed first with logwood on the base layer, then overdyed with walnut.
DYES USED IN THIS LISTING:
LOGWOOD comes from the heartwood of the logwood tree (Haematoxylon campechianum) and grows in Mexico, Central and South America and parts of Africa and India. It produces purples, reds, blues, and blacks, which are hard to achieve with natural dyes. I source my logwood from Maiwa.
WALNUT: I have the great fortune to have a walnut tree in my backyard. The old tree gives up plenty of walnuts every fall to use in the dye studio. Walnut provides various browns from tan or khaki to dark chocolate and even black if iron is added.
NOTE: This listing is for one fat quarter yard.
Fat quarter - approximately 16" x 26"-28"
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!