'The Colours of Medieval Europe'- Collection 3

We are pleased to offer historically accurate, artisan produced thread for your historical craft projects.

The wool yarn used in this collection is suitable for all types of embroidery, lace-knitting, tapestry weaving, small loom weaving and creative textile work.  The colours are derived from natural dyestuffs which were commonly used in Europe and England prior to 1500. The dyes produce beautiful and harmonious shades which work well together.  Only dyestuffs with good fastness characteristics have been chosen for this collection, assuring long life for your project.  

Collection #3 contains ‘Exhaust’ colours from the final dye bath. This bath  uses the last remaining dyestuff in the water, producing delicate colours perfect for even the most modest impression. The pale colours are also excellent for shading in embroidery and tapestry work, producing dimensionality when combined with stronger colours.

Each folio contains 6- 25m skeins of hand dyed wool and a leaflet giving the history of dying and dyestuffs.  

This thread is produced by Andie and Adriaan Luijk in a converted barn in the foothills of the Pyrénées in France where they live. The wool comes from a flock of organically raised Poll Dorset sheep who call the hills of England home. The herd’s wool is spun in Yorkshire, England. The yarn is then carefully dyed with natural dyes, wound and labeled by hand.

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  • Model: SL-RD03
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 10 February, 2012.