Saturday, September 12, 2015

Natural Wool ~ For Sale and A Recipe

First I'll speak about the recipe called Soft Green which is in one of my favorite dye books Beautiful Wool by Laurice Heath.  The Soft Green recipe uses Cushing Dyes; 1 1/2 t. Bronze Green, 1/2 t. Khaki Drab in one cup boiling water.  Then from that 1 cup you apply the dye one tablespoon at a time in your pot over natural wool until you achieve the intensity you want.  

Remember that well water vs. city water, as well as physical location does have an affect on how the final wool turns out. So be sure to add only 1 tablespoon of dye at a time, you can always add more.
Beautiful wool: A hand-dyer's guide: Heath, Laurice
The background wool used in both Hester and now Hobo Joe is this green below which was overdyed on natural wool.  The ticket I attached to the wool indicates the recipe used was Soft Wool, 4 T from Beautiful Wool.
When I dye wool I'd usually do a couple different dye pots and put 4 T of the solution in a pot and the other maybe 3 T of dye.  Normally I start with one tablespoon and add to see what I like.  You can always add more if it isn't dark enough.  Here is the background on Hobo Joe, close to the end.  
Here's Hester, a design by Lori Brechlin and was a free pattern in the last issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects.  Looks like I used up the lighter pieces of wool from the same dye for this mat.  The outside border and base was from an as is textured piece of wool.
Now about that natural wool sale.  Below is a picture of one yard of UN-washed natural 100% wool.  If you click on the picture it will enlarge and you can read the tag.  

NOTE:  I have received orders from folks who are a NO-REPLY Blogger making their order in the 'Comment" section.  I cannot reply to you since you are a  DUH, "no reply' blogger.   You can learn about how to fix that if you search my blog.  So IF you want to place an order follow the instructions and click on the HERE that is provided below.  

I am not over dying much natural wool these days since there are so many colors left in my stash to use up so really need to clean some of this wool out.  The natural is $15 per yard and I've several yards.  
As you can see there is more on the bolt.  At this time I'm not ready to sell my as is textured wool but that might be next because when I walk in that wool room I become over whelmed.  
If you are interested in the natural wool sale, again it will be $15/yard, unwashed and shipping will be added.  If you'd like to inquire as to postage tell me how many yards you are interested in, your address and I'll give you a price on shipping.  Then you can decide and either send check, money order or could send you a PayPal invoice.  To place an order send a message with the information HERE.

IF any of you are interested and going to Cape May NEXT WEEK I can deliver the wool to you there and no shipping of course.  Just let me know what you want so that I can have it packed in my car by next Saturday.  

I will ship wool out until next Friday and then if there is any wool left to ship it will have to wait until I return home from Cape May.

It's storming here again so should get off this computer.  Have a good weekend folks.



  1. I'll take 2 yds---what's shipping costs to Dallas, OR 97338?

  2. Oh, you're making me want to dye some of that green!!! I bought 5-6 yards of the natural several years ago from someone who was no longer dyeing.
    HJ is so cool.
    Hugs :)

  3. I will take 2 yards --shipping Trion, GA 30753 Paypal please.

  4. Love that of my favorite dye books...not that I've dyed in years...I almost do and then don't...Cape May sounds like a wonderful place for hooking...

  5. Glenda, you are a NO-REPLY blogger so I can't send you an email. So unless a friend of yours sees this or you click on the HERE link I cannot respond to you.

    WHY don't people read and check when I comment on the NO-REPLY information to teach ?

  6. Hi Saundra-Love your Halloween inspired projects! If you still have some of the natural wool available, I'd love to adopt 3 yards. My zip code is 21782. I can send you a check and you can mail it whenever you'd like. I'm not in a hurry. Let me know the total and I'll send the moo-lah! Thanks! -Mary

  7. That is a good price and I do love that color green, and how it looks on both pieces, which by the way, are beautiful. I do have a little stash of un-dyed wools that I save for special colors, now if I can organize my wool again and see what I have, then I will know what i need.


  8. I need to get in the dye pot I always feel I don't get the color I am looking for I am on well water.

  9. I would get overwhelmed too.That's a lot of wool.
    Good luck with selling as much as you can. you want.
    I'm glad I have a bold of natural white in my stash. With the US exchange, I'd be in the poor house. Our dollar is way down.



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