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

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

Lead White is one of the oldest manufactured paints, with evidence dating back to 2300 BCE. Lead strips are placed in to a clay pot divided in to 2 compartments. Vinegar is poured in to one half, and the pot is sealed with animal dung. As the dung ferments it gives off carbon dioxide, and the vinegar fumes eat with the lead to form lead acetate. This reacts with the carbon dioxide, forming lead carbonate. It was a versatile pigment, used just about anywhere where you wanted a stark white. Even in the 15th century it was recognised that the process was toxic, and that lead white was poisonous. This didn't stop it being used extensively as make up, with lead based skin whiners still available in the nineteenth century.


Colour Description- White with grey and pale pink 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. 

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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