Solar Color silks are hand-dyed with natural pigments given to us by the
sun and the minerals of Earth. The flowering weeds Indigo and Weld give us
Blue Jean blues and Lemon yellows. Heartwoods such as Logwood, Fustic, and
Brazilwood give us Royal purples, shimmering Antique golds, and deep Ruby
Textile artist Wendy Renee takes the silk on a journey from tangled threads
simmering in a vat of liquid, to soft folds of perfectly ordered, vibrantly
colored skeins. Many people purchase these works of art simply to fondle
and gaze at the soft silks.
Safe natural colors are gentle to the eye, saturated with a subtle spectrum
of colors that are much more attractive and pleasing than monochromatic
chemical dyes. The colors are built up slowly in small batches, often
taking several days and multiple trips through the dye broth. From winding
skeins, to washing and rinsing, to shaking out tangles, to snapping the
yarns soft again, I love every moment of the dye process.
These lovingly-dyed skeins are offered to textile artists, and to those who
simply want a few lovely skeins in a basket on the hearth. These silks are
so soft and beautiful, I added magnetic clasps. Wear them individually as
bracelets! Or snap several colors together to make a lovely necklace.
When you are ready to embroider, weave, knit, or crochet lace, just cut the
elastic to unwind the skein.
Silk yarns and threads, hand-dyed in small batches by Wendy Renee.
Available in two thicknesses, suitable for embroidery, fine knits, weaving,
lace crochet, tassels, and so forth. Generous samples available upon
request, to prospective purchasers only.
Purchase threads at solarcolor.etsy.com.