Brand: Shuttles & Needles
Content: 100% cotton Combed Mercerised
Yarn count: Ne 5/2
Weight: 100 g
Yardage: 463 yds/ 421 mtrs
Wraps per inch: 22
Knitting Needle size: 2– 3 mm
Hook: 2.25- 3.5mm
Weaving Sett: 11 – 16 Ends per Inch
Wash care: Dry clean (natural colours have poor wash fastness)
Yarns dyed from extracts of Herbs and Natural materials.
Ever thought about how they coloured the clothes & threads before the advent of synthetic dyes?! It was all from natural sources.
Some of the herbs used in dyeing our yarns have medicinal properties- take our Turmeric dyed Yarn or the Haritaki (kadukkai) dyed colours like maize, these herbs are known for curing skin diseases and a lot of other ailments! We even have a Tulsi (holy Basil) dyed yarn!
And talk of Indigo, the most widely used dye, thanks to the blue jeans & possibly one of the oldest dyes! Indigo is being used for more than 4000 years to get the beautiful hues of blue!
Unlike the commercially used synthetic Indigo, our Indigo yarn is dyed using natural extracts from Indigo plant. Natural Indigo is a sustainable dye. After the dye pigment is extracted, the plant residue can be composted & used as a fertilizer & water reused to irrigate crops.
Gift from Mother Nature. Work with these yarns to make beautiful products & enjoy the essence of pure nature next to your skin.
Peach bloom- Dyed with Sappan wood
Peach N cream- Dyed with Sappan wood
Maize- Dyed with Haritaki (kadukkai) seed + Haritaki flower
Honey mustard- Dyed with Pomegranate skin + Haritaki (kadukkai) + Haritaki flower
Fusion Coral- Dyed with Red Oleander + Madder
Sponge green- Dyed with Haritaki (kadukkai) seed + Alum
Citronelle- Dyed with Haritaki (kadukkai) seed + Indigo
Indigo blue- Dyed with Indigo
Limoges Blue - Dyed with Indigo
Heather Rose- Dyed with Madder extract
Magenta Purple- Dyed with Madder extract
Cocoa Brown- Dyed with Catechu
Natural Black- Dyed with Haritaki (Kadukkai) + Iron water
Mocha Bisque- Dyed with Vettiver + Tanners caccia (avarampoo)+ Catechu
Herbal Black- Dyed with Myrobalan + Jaggery + Iron water
Beauty Red- Dyed with Red sandal + Madder
Pale Khaki- Dyed with Myrobalan + Holy Basil (Tulasi) leaf powder
Tendril Green - Dyed with Haritaki (Kadukkai) + Indigo
Tulsi-Dyed with Holy Basil (Tulasi) + Bhringhraj
Turmeric- Dyed with Turmeric + Myrobalan