Carmine- Pigments- Merino, Sari Silk, Mulberry Silk & Llama. 100g

Soft, shiny, with lots of beautiful texture from the Sari Silk. 

As textile artists we're more familiar with this colour by the name Cochineal. In dye form it can be manipulated to make intense reds and pinks of varying shades, but it was also used in paint. However it's not very stable in oil, so fell out of popular use as better red pigments became available. In pure chemistry terms this is an aluminium complex, derived from carbonic acid. Cochineal insects carry out this process completely naturally, and mankind has learnt how to farm these insects to produce vast amounts of the colour. 

Colour Description- Rich raspberry, with sage green streaks.

This range of fibres will use the same fibre composition, and the collection will rotate through different colours and collections over time. Some colours will be restocked, and others may be temporary to allow space for other colours. Even if a colour is restocked the nature of the sari silk means it's unlikely that the next batch will be the same "dye lot". If consistency is going to be vital for your project please bear this in mind.


12.5% Llama,
12.5% Sari Silk,
12.5% Mulberry Silk,
62.5% Merino


Hand wash only. 

All these fibres, with the exception of the recycled sari silk have been professionally dyed to Okeo-Tex 100 certification. Sari silk can sometimes be prone to colour bleeding, caution is advised on the first wash. 

£9.00 GBP

Including VAT: £9.00 GBP

We currently have 13 in stock.