The Fibre Garden : gold
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Fine Merino – Indian Yellow
100% fine 19-micron Merino wool. Beautiful and clean combed top. One of the "classic" colours from ancient times. A useful golden yellow, almost like the Cheesecake we carry in other lines. We looked it up, and Oxford said "a golden yellow originally obtained from the urine of cows that were fed mangos". PRODUCT of ITALY, from Dyeing House Gallery.
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Shavings from Chlorophora tinctoria often called Old Fustic. Use on protein or cellulose fibres. Requires a premordant. A classic dye that gives bright yellows through to gold or green, depending on the mordant. Use at 30-50% WOF for medium to strong shades. TO USE: soak in water overnight to several days. Simmer 1 hour in soaking liquid. Cool, strain then simmer premordanted fibre for 30-60 minutes. Temperatures of 155-160°F will give the best yellows. Light and washfastness: good to excellent with a mordant.
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A powder made from the dried leaves of a shrub, Lawsonia inermis, used for centuries as a hair and skin dye in many cultures. Used mainly on protein fibres but also effective on premordanted cellulose fibres. Substantive on wool (no mordant required) but mordants may improve lightfast qualities and copper, iron or tin will alter the resulting colours. By itself Henna produces shades of tan through brown to orange-brown or gold can also be achieved.Use at 50% WOF for medium to strong shades. TO USE: probably best soaked in water overnight. Simmer 1 hour in soaking liquid. Cool, strain then simmer premordanted fibre for 30-60 minutes. Light and washfastness: we're not sure yet, but probably pretty good.
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Osage Orange, Shavings
Dried shavings from Maclura pomifera, a tree once widely planted in the US and eastern Canada for shetlerbelts. The wood is still used to make archery bows. Use on protein or cellulose fibres. Pre-mordanting recommended. Strong and fast golden to lemon yellows are produced. Use at 20-50% WOF for medium shades. TO USE: place shavings in a stocking and soak overnight (or longer) in cold water. Bring to a simmer for 1 hour, cool and remove stocking. Enter premordanted fibre and simmer for 1 hour. Combines well with other dyes such as Logwood. Shavings can be dried and reused. Light and washfastness: excellent.
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Regular Merino Prefelt – Amber – 1/2 meter
Price per 1/2 meter sheet: 120cm (47 inches) x 50cm (19.5 inches). Approximately 70g (2.46 oz) Very pleasing medium gold tone. The photo is this colour on 19-micron Merino Top, we unfortunately don't have a picture yet of the prefelt. PRODUCT of ITALY, from Dyeing House Gallery
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Regular Merino Prefelt – Indian Yellow – 1/2 meter
Regular Merino Prefelt - Aqua - 1/2 meterPrice per 1/2 meter sheet: 120cm (47 inches) x 50cm (19.5 inches). Approximately 70g (2.46 oz) One of the "classic" colours from ancient times. A useful golden yellow, almost like the Cheesecake we carry in other lines. We looked it up, and Oxford said "a golden yellow originally obtained from the urine of cows that were fed mangos". PRODUCT of ITALY, from Dyeing House Gallery
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Sari Silk Fibre – Warm Tones
Shredded sari silk fibre, in a myriad of warm colours colours that may include some or all of magenta, yellow, red, orange, copper, plum, gold, wine, pink, orange and possibly a few threads of green, blue or other tones. This is shredded from leftover scraps and mill ends of fabric used to make saris. Our new supply is very clean and for the most part free of unshredded bits and debris. Fibres are in a tangle, essentially, but we try to get a good mix in each bag. What to do with it? We've sometimes cut it into shorter lengths and carded it into spinning/felting batts; the key is to cut the silk to about the same length as the staple of the fibre it's being blended with. On the drum carder we find it behaves best when layed on the intake tray with the wool fibre on top, which helps to keep the silk off of the licker-in drum. Felters love to use these fibres for embellishment in wet, Nuno and needle felting projects. Apparently it's a very cool add-in for paper makers, particularly those doing silk paper. Should also be grand for silk fusion and a myriad of other crafts, and even fly fishermen love this stuff! PRODUCT of INDIA
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Silk Top, Muga
100% Muga silk. This also goes by the name Assam silk, and it's from a worm native to India rather than further east. The colour is a glorious tan to almost caramel-golden-brown with a wonderful sheen. Apparently it is a myth that Muga silk cannot be dyed, though we have never tried to do so. Usually difficult to find, and always expensive. PRODUCT of INDIA