home-dyed treasure box for the stitcher

$ 45.00

These dark winter days have me craving the colors of summer. I spent some time in my dye studio and coaxed this palette of colors out of marigolds, quebracho, madder root, and fresh leaf indigo. This little treasure box is a glimpse into my creative world - curiosity about color, delight with texture, and the deep satisfaction I feel when everything is gathered into one tidy collection.

I dyed three weights of wool (gauze, crepe, and felt), along with hemp linen and cotton gauze. I have paired the plant-dyed wool with a bright assortment of mohair/silk yarn (colors vary slightly in each box); I love the aura this yarn creates when it is used for embroidery projects. I also tucked in a pair of sharp snips covered with fresh leaf indigo-dyed wool felt, and a small assortment of pins and needles. I made a very limited quantity of these treasure boxes... they are the perfect present for your favorite stitcher or a lovely gift for yourself.

Materials are packaged in a sturdy 4.5 x 4.5 x 2" cardboard matchbox-style box that is covered in plant-dyed linen with an organic cotton/hemp patch that features a botanical design. Choose your cover design from the list of 12. 

  • [4]  3.5 x 3.5” pieces of plant-dyed hemp linen*
    [3] 24 x 1.5” pieces plant-dyed organic cotton gauze*
    [4] 3.5 x 3.5“ pieces of plant-dyed wool crepe*
    [4] 3.75 x 3.75” pieces of plant-dyed wool felt*
    [4] 1.5 x 2” pieces of plant-dyed heavy wool felt*
    [4] 3 yard lengths of colorful mohair/silk yarn
    [1] size 3 crewel/embroidery needle
    [2] straight pins
    [1] collarless safety pin

This treasure box lends itself to small, patchwork projects or meaningful decorations like ornaments and amulets. You can look at my collection of free sewing tutorials for inspiration.  i hope you can feel the love and care that is bundled up in every box.

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