We are now regularly producing yarn dyed sumac jean. This means the yarn is dyed in skein form and then unwound from the skein to be woven on the loom. Dying in skein form frequently produces subtle light and dark variations due to the yarns concealed on the inside of the skein receiving less exposure to the dye liqueur than the outside. In our current run in two yards there may be two to three shade bars in the piece. These imperfections though not first quality in a modern sense, mirror shade variations seen in period garments. Naturally due to being dyed with sumac will fade as our piece dyed sumac fades to a tanish color.
sold by the yard
Fiber Content:Wool and cotton.
approximately 56 inches wide.
The wool in this cloth is dyed as yarn with sumac dye and woven on a natural cream cotton warp. The gray color of the sumac yarn will fade to a tanish brown color.