Introducing the Natural Dyes Collection
We’re proud to have partnered with Dyeing House Gallery (DHG) of Italy to bring you a collection of naturally dyed, extra-fine Merino wool tops.
These seventeen new colours are dyed with natural dye extracts obtained from plants and cochineal. They produce a palette of cohesive and unified shades, a unique quality of naturally dyed fibres.
The extra-fine Merino is sourced from both Australia and South America from strictly mulesing-free lots, carefully selected to ensure consistent quality over time.
Supporting sustainability, DHG ensures the dye process complies with Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and is done in a dye house which is GOTS 5.0 and GRS certified.
With its next-to-skin softness and luxurious hand feel, the Natural Dyes Collection extra-fine Merino wool top is a versatile fibre for a range of textile applications.
NATURAL DYE EXTRACTS: Chestnut, Cochineal, Coreopsis, Cutch tree, Indigo, Logwood, Madder rich, Madder standard, Rhubarb, Sorghum, Turmeric, Weld
FIBRE CONTENT: Extra fine Merino wool top, 19 microns
CONSTRUCTION: Combed sliver
ORIGIN: Fibre sourced in Australia and South America
PRODUCTION: Dyed and milled in Italy
NET WEIGHT: Approx. 23g/m
YARDAGE: Approx. 4m/100g
CARE: Cold hand wash (see notes below)
ABOUT NATURAL DYES
Fibres dyed with natural dye extracts will behave slightly differently to traditional commercially dyed fibres – specifically, they have a lower resistance to light and reduced colour fastness. Over time this product may change in colour or release some dye when washed.
To extend the colour life of your project we recommend that they not be placed in direct sunlight for extended periods and only be washed in cold water, limiting the soaking time to 10 minutes.
ABOUT WOOL TOP
Wool top is a commercially prepared wool product in which the wool fibres undergo a mechanical combing process to straighten and align the fibres.
The result is an extremely smooth, silky fibre preparation favoured by hand spinners and textile artists.
Use wool top for hand-spinning, weaving, needle and wet felting, giant knitting and a myriad of textile art projects.
Dyeing House Gallery have been in the business of dyeing textile fibres and yarns since 1952. Their mission, to make their long-standing expertise available to all artists, artisans, designers and crafters.