Dye-Lishus® - Napkins: Spin All Your Yarn & Weave It!
Dye-Lishus® cotton sliver is a new cotton fiber that needs no mordants
or other auxiliaries applied before dyeing.
What's so fun about this kit is that after you spin yarns with both the treated Dye-Lishus® Cotton Sliver and untreated Easy-to-Spin Pima Sliver, warp them in a Log Cabin pattern and then dye the finished fabric, the treated Dye-Lishus® fibers will accept the dye, whereas the untreated will not and the resulting finished fabric is a dyed and undyed log cabin design!
This kit includes all the Dye-Lishus® Cotton Sliver and untreated Easy-to-Spin Pima Sliver for you to spin enough 10/2 yarn, one color (choose below) of our non-toxic liquid dyes Botanical Colors and 10/2 black yarn for outline borders along with all the instructions (with tips & hints) for warping, weaving, finishing and dying instructions you'll need to complete 6 or 12 napkins, 15.5" square!
The fun begins when you immerse the finished cloth in our all-natural, non-toxic dyes to see the log cabin design materialize right before your eyes!
Click on image to enlarge and you'll see the fabric after dying with white and color alternating yarns in this Log Cabin design.
This is just the beginning of our Dye-Lishus® kit series. Imagine baby blankets, shawls, jackets that can be quickly woven without color. Once you know what color you want your log cabin or shadow weave project, you simply dye it! Presto!
Isn't it time to challenge your handspinning cotton skills and have some fun dyeing with natural dyes!
Designed by Eileen Hallman; Photo by Eileen Hallman
Dye-Lishus® Yarn appears in a feature article by Eileen Hallman in the March/April 2012 issue of Handwoven magazine.