100% Ramie.

Very clean combed top, in pencil-roving width. Staple length is 7 to 8 inches. Ramie comes from the stem (bast) fibre of a tropical plant. Typically it is bleached to an almost pure white. Our supply is very fine and soft. Ramie can be spun by itself or used in blends. It’s well-suited for lighter summer wear, from against-the-skin to outerwear. An intriguing fibre for those that can’t wear wool. <

Since this is a plant or cellulose fibre dyers must use fibre reactive dyes. Natural dyers can resort to techniques used on cotton, such as alum-tannin premordanting, or Aluminum acetate. We don't know how Ramie responds in an indigo vat.

That being said, when blended with protein fibres, acid dyes will leave the ramie alone during dyeing, which makes for some wonderful streaky or heathered effects, depending on how well the fibres are blended.

Ramie @ The Fibre Garden
Ramie (Top)
100% Ramie. Very clean combed top, in pencil-roving width. Staple length is 7 to 8 inches. Ramie comes from the stem (bast) fibre of a tropical plant. Typically it is bleached to an almost pure white. Our supply is very fine and soft. Ramie can be spun by itself or used in blends. It's well-suited for lighter summer wear, from against-the-skin to outerwear. An intriguing fibre for those that can't wear wool. < Since this is a plant or cellulose fibre dyers must use fibre reactive dyes. Natural dyers can resort to techniques used on cotton, such as alum-tannin premordanting, or Aluminum acetate. We don't know how Ramie responds in an indigo vat. That being said, when blended with protein fibres, acid dyes will leave the ramie alone during dyeing, which makes for some wonderful streaky or heathered effects, depending on how well the fibres are blended.
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Ramie Top – Chocolate
Ramie Top – Chocolate
100% Ramie. A rich and deep bittersweet-chocolate brown. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Ramie Top – Cloud
Ramie Top – Cloud
100% Ramie. Soft silvery-grey, absolutely amazing on this fibre. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Ramie Top – Cobalt
Ramie Top – Cobalt
100% Ramie. Devilishly hard to photograph because of the sheen, this colour is a deep turquoise with blue aspirations. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Ramie Top – Cyclamen
Ramie Top – Cyclamen
100% Ramie. A beautiful shade of orchid-lavender-mauve. Hard to describe! PRODUCT of ITALY
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Ramie Top – Darkness
Ramie Top – Darkness
100% Ramie. Excellent dark, true black. PRODUCT of ITALY from Dyeing House Gallery
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Ramie Top – Earth
Ramie Top – Earth
100% Ramie. Medium-soft tan brown, a really good doll-hair colour. PRODUCT of ITALY from Dyeing House Gallery
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Ramie Top – Evening
Ramie Top – Evening
100% Ramie. Medium-dark steely blue. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Ramie Top – Musk
Ramie Top – Musk
100% Ramie. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Ramie Top – Onion
Ramie Top – Onion
100% Ramie. A funny but pleasing tone, almost exactly that purply-red shade of red onion skins. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Ramie Top – Paint Box
Ramie Top – Paint Box
100% Ramie. A mixture of some or all of our various dyed ramie colours, including natural/white. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Ramie Top – Passion
Ramie Top – Passion
100% Ramie. Vibrant red, a bit brighter than the Fire colourway and brighter than the photo shows. PRODUCT of ITALY from Dyeing House Gallery
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Ramie Top – Pumpkin
Ramie Top – Pumpkin
100% Ramie. A dark and friendly orange that leans slightly towards burnt orange, and looks great no matter what fibre the mill dyes it on. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Ramie Top – Rust
Ramie Top – Rust

100% Ramie.

Beautiful and rich rusty bronze-orange. Leans just slightly towards the browns.

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Ramie Top – Saffron
Ramie Top – Saffron
100% Ramie. Saffron is a bit of a stretch. We think this is a brassy gold, and gorgeous. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Ramie Top – Soft Fruit
Ramie Top – Soft Fruit
100% Ramie. Rich beet-red with a bit of blackberry purple for added flavour. PRODUCT of ITALY
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Ramie Top – Sunrise
Ramie Top – Sunrise
100% Ramie. Rich beet-red with a bit of blackberry purple for added flavour. PRODUCT of ITALY
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