An Unexpected Choice of Threads

Originally posted 2010-07-02 07:34:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Can you guess the wool used here?


Renaissance Dyeing makes a lovely line of crewel-weight wool. It’s very soft and is naturally dyed. Those of your who know something about dying will know that bright modern colors are not something you expect from fibers dyed with plant and animal material.

Those bright colors are something we associate with the chemical dyes around for about 150 years.

I always thought of Renaissance’spalette as muted, but simply lovely. So imagine my surprise when my friend Karen Milano owner of The Nimble Needle in New Jersey created this bright palette using these threads for a client. It surprised her, but they are just perfect.

Read all about it in this post.

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