Vegetable dyed worsted yarn for embroidery - BROWN shades
This is the wool yarn we use most for our own reproduction embroidery work. It is smooth & slightly lustrous, very dye receptive for our vegetable dyeing process and as close as we've found to the wirey texture of period crewel yarns. Over the years we have used several suppliers, and some add a small amount of mohair. We consider it a plus, both from the standpoint of texture and dye-ability. It is equally suitable for canvas work (like tent stitch or irish stitch) and surface embroidery (crewel). For canvas work it may be used either singly or doubled, depending on the count of the canvas and the effect desired.
These are true brown shades, made from tannin rich nut hulls and only enough iron mordant to achieve the colors we desire. Many colors fade to brown from light exposure and artifacts are populated with brown flowers, costume, etc that was once brilliant shades of red or purple. We recommend restoring those colors when making reproduction needlework, but you'll need theses for the tree trunks, animals, acorns, etc.
40 yards per twist