Worsted Shades for Embroidery -- Assorted vegetable dyed colors
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 have added a small amount of mohair. We consider it a plus, from both 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.
The smaller package contains twists (approx 40 yards each) of 30 colors, representing the entire range of hues we dye. The larger assortment includes 56 skeins, of the same hues, but with more shades in each range.
Either package creates a palette from which you'll be able to design and/or work a wide variety of period needlework projects.