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

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

Cochineal is a small insect native to tropical and subtropical South America through southern North America . It  lives on cacti in the genus Opuntia more commonly known as prickly pear cacti. They are then collected by brushing them off the plants, and dried. When heated they yield a red-pink dye of incredible vibrancy and strength. 

Colour Description- Hot Pink with lime 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

100g

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. 

Established in 2011, Hilltop Cloud is run, and owned by Katie Weston. I live in rural mid-Wales and spend my days surrounded by colour, and beautiful fibre. I think I have the best job in the world and am really happy to be able to share what I create.

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