Naturally dyed yarns, threads, fabric and kitsFrancesca Palange
Autumn has started and winter is just around the corner so I thought to make a list of naturally dyed yarns, threads, fabrics and kits that I have found on Etsy for you to get some inspirations for your next eco projects!
Hope you enjoy it!
NATURALLY DYED YARNS
1 – From Ant’sWood House – If you are looking for that special green, yellow or brown shade …
100% wool naturally dyed with either blueberry, tomato, fern, chokeberry, onion or carrot. You can choose the colour option you prefer by simply telling the seller. You can check prices and quantities for each colour in the product description or ask the seller if you still have doubts.
2 – From Knitting Revolution – If you are looking for a big project this is perfect!
Handspun giant yarn made of 100% pure merino wool hand dyed with madder roots. You can also find some beautiful giant yarns in their natural colours in the shop. The only downside for me is that for some of the other brighter yarns sold in the shop the seller doesn’t specify how it was dyed, so I would definitely ask the seller if you are looking for wool dyed with natural colours. Ships worldwide from Italy.
3 – From Butterflies Web – only uses natural dyes for its yarns!
100% superwash merino wool hand dyed with walnut and indigo vat. This colour combination is absolutely stunning and you can find other colour combination in the shop. There is definitely a lot of different colours to choose from if you are looking to embark in completely natural projects!
4 – From the Occasional Purl
Naturally plant dyed fine silk especially sold as an embroidery thread pack. The threads in the pack have been dyed with nettle, St Johns Wort, redshank, birch bark and tansy. You can also find some other completely natural and naturally dyed threads but do check the descriptions to make sure all the materials used are 100% eco-friendly.
5 – From Boutiqable
I have also found these three naturally dyed vintage wool threads. In the product description it says that these threads are from a vintage supply of the 1970s. It doesn’t actually gives you a detailed description of them so if you are unsure about anything I would ask the seller. The shops stocks a range of different products, not all eco-friendly, so again I would check the product descriptions first if you are looking to create an all eco-friendly project! The pleasant surprise was to find on sale a few small boxes of vintage buttons, which can always be useful! Ships worldwide from the UK.
NATURAL FABRICS – VINTAGE
This beautiful antique table runner could be used in many different ways and for various craft projects. The table runner is made of linen, hemp and cotton and it is dated back to the 1910s from an Hungarian good quality striped fabrics. The description doesn’t give many details about this product so asking the seller for more information may be an idea. The shop specialises in repurposing vintage silver to make beautiful jewellery but also stocks a variety of antique fabrics such as this one.
7 – KutchiKoo Tribe
This particular piece is a rare and unique hand woven batik. The material used in this case is hemp although it doesn’t specify the percentage in the description so if you want to be 100% sure it is best to ask the seller for extra information. The description also says that due to the vintage nature of this product there may be signs of wear and tear. The shop stocks a variety of vintage fabrics so worth having a browse before you commit to one piece as the colours and details are really stunning in all of them!
8 – From Felt Hoppy
This is the perfect kit if you are looking to make some natural felted animals to give as Christmas presents this coming season. Inside the kit you will find detailed instructions and all the necessary materials to make the perfect hare. The shop also sells other kits to make elephants, foxes, owls, dolphins and much more. Most of the animals are made using felt in its natural colours although there are a few that are made of brighter colours so it is advisable to ask the seller what kind of colours were used to dye the felt. I would definitely avoid any synthetic colours especially if you will be giving them to children.
9 – From The Wild Dyery
If you want to learn how to dye with indigo to create fabulous scarves or home decor accessories this kit is perfect for you! The kit includes all the materials and tools for you to start dyeing. The product description is very detailed and also tells you a bit of history on the use of indigo and the reason why it is important to use natural dyes instead of synthetic dyes. It also tells you that the indigo is grown by a fair trade cooperative in India and ‘offers a sustainable option for those wishing to colour cloth whilst protecting the environment and supporting local communities’. The Wild Dyery is definitely one of my favourite shops and I am sure you will love it too!
If you have a passion for weaving and naturally un-dyed wool this is the perfect kit for you! You don’t need to have any previous skills in weaving as the kit comes with detailed instructions, great if you are a beginner. The kit also includes yarns such as creamy, soft, undyed and sustainably sourced animal fibre yarns. The yarns are of high-quality fibres, spun in Italy and you can be sure no animal was harmed in the process. The description of the product is very detailed and it also links back to the seller Pinterest board for ideas and inspirations for your creations. The shops stocks a beautiful variety of other eco-friendly supplies for crafting, making and decorating so worth a closer look before you check out!
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