NATURAL DYES USED IN THIS LISTING:
This soft yellow and pinkish orange wool was first dyed in correopsis, then overdyed with cochineal..
COREOPSIS: Also known as "tickseed" because of the shape of its seeds, this annual garden plant produces beautiful yellow flowers from spring to fall. The flowers can produce wonderful buttery yellows to darker orange when iron is added.
COCHINEAL is a small insect that lives on prickly pear, and produces everything from pink to crimson, to purple to magenta. It is one of the oldest colorfast red dyes out there and has been used by native populations in the Americas for over a thousand years. I use sustainably sourced cochineal purchased from Maiwa.
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!