NATURAL DYES USED IN THIS LISTING:
This piece of glen plaid was dyed first with weld for the base layer, and then over-dyed with walnut.
WELD: 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.
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 per fat quarter.
Fat quarter - approximately 16" x 26"-28"
Half yard - approximately 32" x 26"-28"
All wool shrinks differently. Felting occurs naturally during the dyeing process, giving the wool a lovely soft hand.
I will cut to the size ordered. If you order 1/2 yard, it will be one piece of wool.
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!