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Vegetable dyed worsted yarn for embroidery - UNDYED/GREY/BLACK shades

$ 3.25

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.

Neutral colors are used in embroidery to enhance the effect of the more vivid colors. In canvas work they are often used to outline shapes, delineate texture, or divide areas of color pattern. We offer four variants of black & white: undid (the color of white sheep), silver grey, charcoal grey & as true black as we can manage. Alas, the last can be a difficult dyeing challenge and we are often out of stock.

40 yards per twist


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