Traditional dyes from seed to spool.
Tag: organic cotton thread
this year’s harvest
Yarrow, woad and golden marguerite dyes from the new garden.
Natural indigo is such a beautiful colour.
All canary thread is naturally dyed organic cotton. See every colour on the sidebar menu.
light salmon – raven
sewing with the birds
It is nice to set up the treadle machine outside. Canary thread works well in the made-in-Guelph Raymond, which has a shuttle style bobbin. The peacock decals on the machine bed have worn off. The leather belt needed tightening. These pliers are made to cut hide belts (industrial ones are thicker and were originally buffalo),…… Continue reading sewing with the birds
The Cornely A5 chainstitch embroidery machine hasn’t had much use in the past six years. After learning how to work with natural dyes, I’ve finally accumulated a pretty good range of thread colours. The machine itself is made in France. The rest was put together in New York City. It might be from sometime in…… Continue reading cornely machine
natural dyed organic thread
I’ve been spending more time on natural dyes lately. Beautiful colours made with plants and old-time skills.