Hand Dyed Woolens

Woolens sold by Victorian Handworks are typically available in ΒΌ yard pieces and occasionally in color coordinated bundles. Woolens are dyed in small batches in my tiny dye kitchen. Small batches allow me to create rich, saturated colors. Although dye formulas can be reproduced, the coloration of the wool can often vary due to uncontrollable events such as variations in humidity, atmospheric pressure and water chemistry. If a perfect color match is important to your project, please order all of the necessary wool from the same dye lot. Larger pieces of wool may be available upon request.


Early rug hookers designed their own patterns by drawing with charcoal on grain sacks or other pieces of scrap fabric. They often incorporated the view from their window or front door into a hookable picture. If we study antique rugs, we see the pets, gardens, houses, horses, etc. of our predecessors expressed in wool as a functional, yet beautiful memoir. Patterns created by EC Designs (the design arm of Victorian Handworks) also reflect everyday themes, motifs common to the experience of the designer. Patterns are available on natural linen.