Black Current is a honeycomb textured wool with a black base. Purple, soft blue gray and gold shots of color turn this into a lively dark wool to use for either a hooked background or an unusual background for an appliqued piece. The wool is somewhat loosly woven so be sure to give it a good wash and dry to tighten up the weave if you plan to use it for hooking (Marita recommends cutting this wool to a #7 or larger cut for best results.)
This yarn dyed, off-the-bolt fabric is 100% wool and an excellent quality fabric. It's wonderfully suited for appliqué, rug hooking, clothing embellishment and sewing outer wear.
Our mill dyed woolens are sold in fat half-yard increments:
One fat ½ yard is 36" long by approximately 30” wide
If you purchase more than ½ yard, then, when possible, your piece will be sent as a full width of continuous yardage*:
1 yard is 36" long by approximately 60” wide
*Occasionally, when there is low stock for a particular fabric, continuous yardage may not be available. Please let us know if your project requires continuous yardage.
Our wool kits* for our appliqué designs are created especially for each design and are carefully prepared with ample wool to complete your project. The wools in the kit will generally not be the same wools used to stitch the original and are intended to give a look similar to, but not the same as, the original. Keep in mind that the photograph accompanying the pattern is meant as a guide only; your piece will be uniquely your own.
* Please note: Unless noted otherwise in the product description, our kits do not include threads, non-wool fabrics called for in the design, buttons, or other non-wool items.