When thinking about the theme of Making No.2 / Fauna, Kristine Vejar of A Verb for Keeping Warm, thought of two things, the dye cochineal made of a scale insect which lives upon the nopal cactus and gives a gorgeous bright pink color, and moths!! So she decided to make the Rosa Sachets, lavender-filled sachets to keep the moths away using cochineal-dyed fabric. Due to the hand-dyed nature of this project, the fabric for each sachet is one-of-a-kind. Cochineal-dyed embroidery is included in the kit, so you can add your own special touch.
Inside this kit:
+ One piece of cochineal dyed 100% organic US cotton fabric
+ One piece of natural-colored 100% linen fabric
+ One skein of cochineal dyed 100% cotton embroidery floss
Please note, this kit does not include instructions. Please purchase a copy of Making Magazine No. 2 Fauna for this project's instructions.
+ Embroidery needle
+ Making No. 2 / Fauna (instructions)
+ Herbal blend of locally-grown lavender and cedar chips (optional add-on)
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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