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Naturally Dyed Cloth

Commission dyeing - Minimum length 3m, maximum piece size 5.5m.

Prices for dyeing start from:

Black & Grey £35 per metre

Green £35 per metre

Blue £25 per metre

Reds (ExcludingCochineal) £25 per metre

Cochineal Reds £30 per metre

Yellows £25 per metre

Purples (Logwood) £25 per metre

Purples (red overdyed blue) £35 per metre

Browns £25 per metre

Plus £1 per 100g weight of cloth on all fabrics.


Linen Yarn

8/2 natural (unbleached, and semi bleached) 25g Q £3.50(per ball)

8/2 dyed 25g W £5.25(per ball)

8/3 natural (unbleached ) 25g R £3.75(per ball)

12/3 natural (quarter bleached) 25g S £4.00(per ball)

16/2 natural(unbleached, semi bleached and bleached) 25g R £3.75(per ball)

16/2 dyed 25g X £5.75(per ball)

16/3 natural(semi bleached ) 25g S £4.00(per ball)

28/2 natural 25g T £4.50(per ball)

28/2 dyed 25g Z £7.00(per ball)

40/2 natural 25g X £5.75(per ball)

60/2 semi bleached 25g W £5.25(per ball)

Approx length for balls – 8/2 = 60m; 16/2 = 120m; 28/2 = 200m


Embroidery Silks and Wools

Mulberry Silk (handspun) (approx 8 mtr lea) £3.50

Stranded spun silk (can be split into individual threads) £4.00

8/2 Spun Silk (approx 25m lea) £4.00

20/2 Spun Silk (approx 25m lea) £4.00

30/2 Spun Silk (approx 50m lea) £4.00

60/2 Spun silk (approx 100m lea) £5.00

Braiding wool(also suitable for petit – point work)

(approx 8 mtr lea) £1.25

Embroidery Wool (approx 50 mtr lea) £2.00

The Colours of5 leas embroidery wool in sets £9.00

The Colours of the Bayeux Tapestry

14 leas 2/24’s Merino wool in sets £25.00

Blackwork Embroidery Set (4 leas silk thread) £15

Knitting, crochet and weaving yarns

Historic Yarns

Wensleydale (dk weight) £8.00 50g lea

Fine Worsted (2/6’s weight) £8.00 50g lea

Worsted (2/8’s weight) £8.00 50g lea

Joacob DK £8.00 50g lea

BFL Roving £8.00 50g lea (ideal for naalbinding)

Luxurious Yarns

Lace Weight

Alpaca / Silk lace £9.00 50g lea

Pure Silk Lace £19.95 100glea

Pure Silk Flamé Lace £19.95 100glea

Silk and Linen Lace (70% silk and 30%linen) £19.95100g lea

Camel and Silk £12.50100g lea

Alpaca,silk and cashmere Lace £19.95100g lea

Sock Weight

Alpaca, silk and Cashmere £19.95100g lea

DK Weight

Camel and Silk £12.50 100glea



A1 Mulberry silk brick natural £15 brick

Silk Caps natural £3.50 ea

Silk Cocoons natural £1 for 6


Wool  knots dyed £6.00 x 5

Woodwork by Saint Johns Wood

Basic spindles from £7

Special Whorl Spindle (glass etc) (from) £20

Mediæval / Anglo Saxon / Viking Spindle Pewter Whorl (small and large) £15

Silk spindles with support bowl £13.50

Nostepinne £9

Wool Distaff £12

Flax Distaff £35

Peruvian Plyer £12

Niddy Noddy large (approx 2yd) £25

Niddy Noddy medium (approx 1mtr) £15

Medieval Niddy Noddy (approx 2 yds) £35

Tablet Loom replica medieval period £90

Tablets each £1.70

set of 12 £18

Beater Shuttle Hand made box wood £10

Hand made beech wood £9

Shuttle Hand made beech wood from £6.00

Tablet Loom plus 12 tablets and shuttle £115

Inkle Loom £45

Moving Heddle Inkle Loom £60

Tassel Wrapper £5

Lucette from £9

Braiding Disk (36 slots ) from £9.50

Disk stand £4.50

Braiding disk bobbins set of 8 small £3.50

Each 50p

large £4.50

Each 60p

Braiding disk weight (seal or mulberry) £4 ea

Braiding disk weight (mulberry Leaf or sheep) £3

Trollen Disk (8 slots) £8.50

Squisk (36 slots ) £12

64 slot Braiding disk with stand £45

Marudai and Mirror 6” £35

7” £45

Bone Knitting Needles

Hand finished bone needles set of 5 dpns

3mm or 2.5mm £22.50


Braids for Squisk and Disk £4

by D Bamford & J Stoker available in English, French, Dutch and German

various Woolgatherings titles £3.95 ea

Knitting handspun yarns, Insatiable Spinner

by Rowena Edlin White and Dee Duke

Tablet Weaving by Thorskegga Thorn £4

Stationery and Art

Tudor Pencil Supplied in Hessian Bag £18

Based on an original pencil described in a 16th century Natural History book

Replacement graphite sticks individual £1

Pack of 6 £4

Handbeaten English Gold Leaf book 25 leaves £20

Silver leaf book 25 leaves £10

Paint Pigments

Smalt (10g) £10

Verona Green (10g) £3

Red Bole, Iron Oxide Red, French Ochre, £4

Vine Black, Pompeii Red, Burnt Sienna,

Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber,

Green Earth, white (50g)


Historical Dyes

Dyes listed by Latin name with English, French, German and Italian names (where known) underneath. Nominal weight of packet 100g unless otherwise stated.

Dyes that give Yellows, oranges, browns and beiges


Genista tinctoria yellows and greens C £2.10

(Dyers Greenweed, genestrolle, Farberginster, corniola)

Acacia catechu browns D £2.50

(Cutch, cachou, Gerbenakazie, caciu)

Maclura tinctoria yellows D £2.50

(Old Fustic, bois jaune, Farbermaulbeerbaum, legno giallo).

Rhamnus tinctoria yellows F £4.25

(Persian Berry, nerprun, Farberkreuzdorn, Bacca persiano)

Carthamus tinctorius reds and yellows E £3.15

(Safflower, carthame des teinturiers, Saflor, asfore)

Juglans regia browns B £1.70

(Walnut Husk, noyer, Walnussbaum, noce)

Reseda luteola Yellows E £3.15

(Weld, gaude, Wau, erba – gualda)

Dyes that give reds and pinks.

Caesalpinia echinata reds J £7.00

(Brazilwood, bois de Bresil, Fernambuk-Holz, legno di pernambuco)

Dactylopius coccus (bugs or ground) reds (25g) H £6.00

(Cochineal, cochenille, Cochenille, cocciniglia)

Rubia tinctorum reds, oranges, pinks E £3.15

(Madder, garance, Krapp, robbia)


Dyes that give blues and purples.

Alkanna tinctoria shades of purple and grey E £3.15

(Alkanet, orcanette, Farbende Ochsenzunge, alkanna spuria)

Indigofera (various species) blues (25g) G £5.00

(Natural Indigo, indigotier, Indigopflanze, indaco)

Haematoxylum campechianum purples, blues, blacks E £3.15

Logwood, bois de Campeche, Blauholz, campeggio

Mordants, Gums etc

Lycopodium clavatum 100g E £3.15


Natural Alum 100g E £3.15

(Potassium aluminium sulphate crystals)

Alum 100g D £2.50

(Potassium aluminium sulphate)

Thiourea Dioxide 100g D £2.50

(Reducing agent for the indigo bath sometimes known as Spectralite)

Oak Gall Powder 100g F £4.25

Natural tannin, or tannic acid)



Natural Indigo Kit £9.00

Indigo is both the easiest and most complex of all the natural dyes to use. not for the beginner, but once tried the love affair never ends!

Pack includes full instructions plus natural indigo, and the chemicals required to make it work!


Lucette kits with instructions and wools from £11

Basic Braiding Disk kit with instructions and wools from £16.50

Braiding Kits also available in different combinations to suit.

Spindle kit basic with undyed fleece and instructions £12

Anglo Saxon / Viking Spindle Kit

with fleece and instructions £18.50


Last Updated on Thursday, 22 February 2018 19:49