A special collection we created for 2021 Winter Solstice.
Happy Winter Solstice - the shortest day of the year, and the longest night.
Today, Adrienne and I are reflecting on pulling our energy inward, before we turn towards the longer days, as the Earth starts shifting towards pushing once again outward, so plants can grow, and nourish insects, birds, fish, animals, and people.
To mark this day, we have created a 2021 Solstice colorway named 400 Stars. We have dyed it on yarn, fabric, and thread. All of have been naturally-dyed in our Oakland studio.
To create this colorway, we layered indigo with logwood purple. On the yarn, we added speckles of weld, the threads, petals of marigolds, to represent stars. And flecks of cochineal, a dye native to Mexico, for flickers of pink, the warmth and possibility of what is to come.
So on this chilly Winter night, we will look upward into the dark night sky, and honor the 400 stars before they begin to recede bit by bit, as we make our way towards Spring and Summer.
~~~Choose from the following:
+ 1 piece of naturally-dyed cloth approximately 18x18". Each piece of fabric is unique. What you see here is a representation of what you will receive. The types of fibers include linen, linen/cotton, and cotton. For inspiration with your stitching, we recommend the book Resilient Stitch.
+ 5 hanks of naturally-dyed sashiko thread
+ 5 hanks of naturally-dyed embroidery floss
+ Floating yarn - 70% Alpaca ~ 20% Silk ~ 10% Cashmere, 100 g / 437 yards - ultimate luxury.
+ Frond yarn - 72% Kid Mohair ~ 28% Silk, 50 g / 459 yards - light as a cloud.
+ Soft Current yarn - 74% Baby Suri Alpaca ~ 26% Silk, 50 g / 328 yards - soft as a kitten!
When working with fabric, thread, and fiber dyed with indigo, it is common and natural for the blue dye to rub off on one’s hands while sewing. This is called crocking. Although the goods have been washed, it takes pressured contact to release the extra indigo dye. Your handwork is part of the indigo dyeing process. The blue dye can be removed with hot water and soap. From working closely with indigo dyed materials through the making process, typically, the excess dye has been removed, and the crocking will cease.
Please note the fiber content of the material you are working with, and follow the applicable instructions:
Cotton or linen - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
Superwash Wool - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH neutral soap, though hand wash recommended. Lay flat to dry.
Wool and Wool blends - Handwash only in lukewarm water with pH neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
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