Our range of colors is specifically selected for restoring antique carpets, synthetically dyed on a custom spun blend of Navajo Churro, hard luster fleece and mohair.
Limited Edition Yarns
The yarns offered here are hand-dyed in small batches and are a result of a the endless quest for the ‘perfect match’ by carpet restorers. The natural dyes used are primarily madder, cochineal, and indigo. These yarns are available in limited quantities.
Cochineal is an insect-source dye that produces a wide range of colors. Historically cochineal was primarily used to make reds, but depending on the mordant and chemical modifiers employed, cochineal can produce a wide range of different colors.
Indigo is a plant-source dye which can be used in it’s ‘botanical’ form (a plant derivative) or in a ’synthetic’ form, which is nearly identical chemically but produces a slightly different range of color. Our yarns are dyed with both indigo sources.
Please note, we don’t wash our indigo yarns with chlorine and as such some indigo may rub off . If ‘crocking’ is a concern, please consider using the blue yarn from our standard range that have been dyed with acid dyes.