Current natural dyed organic cotton thread colours – yarrow – goldenrod – wild carrot – tansy – onion skin – black bean – sumac grey – sumac purple – cochineal mauve – cochineal rose – cochineal pale pink- annatto black walnut – annatto
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
Chainstitch embroidery on hemp, in Canary’s natural dyed organic cotton thread.
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
All natural dyed, up for sale in early 2020.
I’ve been spending more time on natural dyes lately. Beautiful colours made with plants and old-time skills.