Logwood + Madder Root
This piece of natural wool was dyed first with logwood on the base layer, then overdyed with madder root.
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.
MADDER ROOT: The roots of this plant must be at least 3 years old to produce red pigment for dyeing. I grow this in my garden and supplement with madder root from Maiwa.
NOTE: The price listed is per fat quarter. The two fat quarters in stock are already cut.
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!