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The fabric will be dyed at the yarn stage in order to ensure better quality and uniformity in color. We will use dyes so our color binds chemically with the fabric and we do not have issues with the fabric stiffening, crocking, fading, or properly binding (as we would with pigments). Although this might make our product slightly more expensive, it will be a better product for the end consumer.
These are skeins of wool dyed using plants and methods known in the Iron Age in Britain, as part of an archaeological reconstruction. The period is roughly 50BC, about the time of Julius Caesar. If you go to the link you can see what plants, and what part of the plants, yielded these colors. Photo by small fry