I came up with the idea for these small selections many, many years ago – such a simple idea to show off some of the colours available in a particular period of history. (often copied these days, I feel this is great form of flattery!)
With the discoveries in the New World came new dyestuffs. Cochineal was an amazing red, so rich it only required a tenth of the amount of the luxurious Kermes, Fustic was a wonderful yellow and Logwood has an amazing story to tell and then there is Indigo …
1500AD – 1750AD (Tudor and Renaissance) colours are: Brazilwood, Dyers Broom, Woad, Brazilwood and Woad, Dyers Broom and Woad.
These sets are made up of 5 skeins of Wensleydale DK wool, 10m in length, they are ideal for making braids or embroidery, or simply showing off!