Lost Names- Maria Merian. 100g Hand Dyed BFL


Lost Names celebrates the people that have disappeared from history... but whose names we should all know about. 


Maria Merian-

A naturalist born in 1679. One of the first scientist to directly observe insects in their natural environment she travelled to Surinam in 1699. Whilst there she made meticulous observations, and documented them in glorious botanical illustrations. She was one of the first people to study the life cycle of the butterfly. 

In her lifetime she criticised the actions of the colonising European merchants, their attitudes towards slavery, and their desire to create a monoculture of sugar plantations.

Find out more about her life. 


Colours in this pack-  Orange, Very dark Olive Green, Sage, Pale Turquoise, Pale Grey-Blue.

5 x 20g (0.7oz) of hand dyed combed top. 


You can spin them as mini-skins, or use hand carders to create transition shades for a gradient skein. You could also use them on drum carders and blending boards to add a little special touch to blends. 

Each colour way is hand dyed in a solid colour way, but the nature of hand dyeing creates a fibre that won't produce a solid coloured yarn. This tonal variation will really help to create unique beautiful projects. 


These colourways are intended to be repeatable, but the nature of my hand dyeing techniques means that colourways will never be identical from dye batch to dye batch. All the packs that are available at any one time will come from the same batch and will match each other. Packs listed at a later date may well contain colours that are slightly different. Please buy enough in one go to complete your chosen project.


These fibres have been dyed to exhaust using acid dyes, and then rinsed using hot water and detergent. However, differences in water can sometimes cause odd things to happen to hand dyed fibres. I would recommend washing the dark colours separately from the pale colours in the unlikely case that some bleeding does occur.

£13.50 GBP

Including VAT: £13.50 GBP

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