Pale Yellow (Weld) embroidery thread/weaving yarn

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Plant dyed embroidery thread/weaving yarn
  • 100% wool
  • dyed in weld (Reseda luteola)
  • 20 m in one skein
  • very strong (dedicated weaving yarn)

    This is a paler version of yellow thread dyed in weld (Reseda luteola), with less amount of dystuff used.

    Weld is very old dyeing plant – it was identified on textile fragments from the Iron Age and there are theories that it may have been used even in Neolithic period. It was one of the favourites dyestuff in Anglo-Saxon England, known also by the Vikings, still widely used in medieval Europe and even later, up to the introducing modern chemical dyes.