The Colours of the Dark Ages #2 Bright Colours

We are pleased to offer historically accurate, artisan produced thread for your historical craft projects.

The wool yarn used in this collection is suitable for all types of embroidery, lace-knitting, tapestry weaving, small loom weaving and creative textile work.  The colours are derived from natural dyestuffs which were commonly used in Europe and England prior to 1100. The dyes produce beautiful and harmonious shades which work well together.  Only dyestuffs with good fastness characteristics have been chosen for this collection, assuring long life for your project.  

The Bright Colours Collection contains bright and clear colours.  Needlework using these colours adds a cheerful pop of colour on garments and accessories. 

Each folio contains:

6- 25m skeins of hand dyed wool

-Leaflet giving the history of dying and dyestuffs before the Conquest.

-Leaflet describing trends in clothing decoration in the period.

-BONUS- Sheet of diagrams and instructions for embroidery stitches documented to have been used on clothing from 600 - 1100 AD.  

This thread is produced by Andie and Adriaan Luijk in a converted barn in the foothills of the Pyrénées in France where they live. The wool comes from a flock of organically raised Poll Dorset sheep who call the hills of England home. The herd’s wool is spun in Yorkshire, England. The yarn is then carefully dyed with natural dyes, wound and labeled by hand.

Period: 500 - 1000 AD, 1000 - 1100 AD
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