Madder Root + Cochineal
This piece of natural wool was dyed first with madder root on the base layer, then overdyed with cochineal.
DYES USED IN THIS LISTING:
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.
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.
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!