Vegetable dyed worsted yarn for embroidery - GREEN indigo based 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.
Indigo based greens are rich and vivid colors that are reasonably fast to light and washing. The darker shades are particularly durable, while the light ones tend to lose color with exposure/use. We use this range in nearly every reproduction embroidery project and probably in greatest quantity overall compared with the other vegetable dyed colors in our palette.
40 yards per twist