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Vegetable dyed worsted yarn for embroidery - TEAL 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.

Yellow dyes can be quite fugitive. Over the decades, colors that were balanced greens, can lose the yellow part of their color and become more blue. Period embroidery frequently displays vegetation that is blue rather than green. In a single artifact, one may find protected areas where little has altered while others show almost complete loss of yellow color. We use these shades of very blue green for repair work and in situations where we want to replicate the aged appearance of period embroidery.

40 yards per twist


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