This Week in the Dye Studio: Madder, Cutch, Fustic, Weld, and Cochineal

Posted by Kristine Vejar on February 16, 2013 0 Comments

One week from today, all of our yarn will be on display and for sale at Stitches West. This annual event brings thousands to the Bay Area in search of yarn. This was our last week in the dye, so with only a few pots left in the production schedule, we were working hard to stay organized and calm. Ha! Famous last words, right?

Most of the week, I spent dyeing our most popular orange colorway, Thai Iced Tea, and yellow colorway, Filigree. Between the two of these colorways, I use madder, cutch, fustic, weld, and cochineal. They are two of my favorite colorways to make given that they are fairly straightforward to create and they are just so pretty, warm, and happy to be around.

The reason I am spending so much time dyeing both of these colorways, is because Romi, the designer I work with for Stitches West, has created a new pattern using these two colorways - and even better - for the first time ever, we are hosting a virtual Stitches West, where those, who can not attend Stitches West, will have access to this limited edition pattern, yarn, and hand-illustrated project bag. This kit will be available on Thursday, Feb 21, 6pm pst.

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