Collection: Cottons, Homespuns & Linens for Hand Stitching Backgrounds

Cotton and linen fabrics perfect for wool and cotton applique, hand embroidery and all hand stitching,  backgrounds and backings!  Or for piecing quilts!

Our linen is hand dyed Essex Linen and is not an even weave linen for counted cross stitch work. 

All our hand dyed cotton and linens have a wonderful mottled look giving you depth for your backgrounds or applique pieces.  Some are subtle and others are heavily mottled for different looks.

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  • Blue Sky Hand Dyed Cotton Fabric
    Hand dyed cotton fat quarter pieces of a slightly mottled, medium light blue.
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  • Bronze Dark Hand Dyed Linen
    Hand Dyed Essex Linen in a dark bronze color with mottling.
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  • Bronze Hand Dyed Linen
    Bronze Hand Dyed Linen with mottling.
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  • Brown & Tan Mottled Hand Dyed Fabrics
    Hand dyed, mottled fabrics in shades of brown & tans in cotton, flannel and linen.
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  • Brown Basic Hand Dyed Linen
    Dark brown with medium mottling hand dyed cotton/linen blend.
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  • Brown Bronze Hand Dyed Cotton Fabric
    100% hand dyed cotton fabric in mottled from light to dark browns
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  • Brown Butterscotch Hand Dyed Cotton Fabric
    Warm mottled hand dyed cotton fabric in yellow and light brown sugar tones
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  • Brown Harvest Wheat Hand Dyed Linen
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  • Brown Vanilla Bean Hand Dyed Linen
    Hand dyed linen/cotton blend in a light tan with light brown highlights.
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  • Brownish Orange Batik from Island Batiks
    Brownish Orange Batik with fronds from Island Batik Water-Shades of Amber Tuscany Sun
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  • Cotton Fabric Bundle in Red, Tan and Blue
    Cotton fabric bundle in red, blue and tan for cotton and wool applique backgrounds or quilt piecing.
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  • Dobbie Yarn Dye 8900Y/36 Spirit of America
    Homespun fabric with brown/black background with rectangular tan nubs
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