Introducing our first fifteen Core Colours! These colours have either been very popular or personal favorites. I think they are a good starting ground leading into a larger collection of shades that represent our brand. (We hope you think so too!)
These images are a representation of a single dyelot of these core colours on multiple bases to showcase the variety that is achieved based on yarn composition. There are many variables in natural dyeing that lead to variances in colour even when being very diligent in the process. It is something that I have grown to love and appreciate. Every new season brings variances in it's blooms and similarly every dyelot's shade has it's own personality.
Bright and exciting, this Cochineal dominant colour is sweet, fun and energetic;
just like my niece Amelia.
This combination of Madder and Cochineal is calm and complimentary. Rusty red and coral tones play with each other for a uniquely shaded colour.
This sunshine yellow is made from Osage, its subtle cheery shades always brighten my day!
Hand picked Goldenrod is the main component in this subdued and moody green. The addition of Iron is what transforms the once pale yellow to what we see here.
Indigo is such a fun and interesting natural dye. The vat process allows lots of variation in richness of colour, but I've always loved the softness that one single dip provides.
Logwood has been a favorite of mine for years. It's true and intense shades make it such an easy colour to love and wear.
This rich grey is born out of a mixture of Madder, Logwood, Osage, and Iron and varies it's shades based on heat! Some parts of the skeins get a little hotter, therefore a little bit more beige, and I think the result is complicated and stunning.
Harbour Mist is the second bath of Slate and therefore compliments it perfectly while still holding its own as a lovely soft grey.
Is it pink? Is it beige? It's both. Sepia is born from a blend of madder root, cochineal, and walnut husks leaving it a subtle neutral with pretty hints of something more.
This combination of Madder and Logwood blurs the lines between pink and purple, a very wearable colour!
Coreopsis is both the name of the colour and the dye material used to create it! The coreopsis flowers used for this rich orange are grown in Nova Scotia.
I love being able to exhaust my dyebaths and achieve a second beautiful colour! This is the second bath of Forest Floor. A lovely pale and moody green.
A soft and natural tone created with Walnut Husks.
This vibrant colour is made with Madder Root.
The exhaust bath of Amethyst is a beautiful grey/purple that tricks your eye depending on the light.
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