Natural Bits

Linen Evenweave Hand Dyed
100% linen, 28 count, from Painters Threads. Each piece is hand painted and one of a kind.
40cm x 40cm piece: $29.50 ($26.82)


Hand-dyed Hessian
Available as stacks of five; each piece approximately 18cm x 23cm.
Five themes to choose from.
hessian stack themes
Stack of five: $12.50 ($11.36)


Natural Jute Ribbon
Block dyed patterns, five metres in length by around 4cm wide.
5 metre roll: $5.00 ($4.55)
Any five rolls: $20.00 ($18.18)


Hand Dyed Cotton Scrim
A wonderful open-weave fabric. Great for needlefelting, manipulation, surface stitching etc. These pieces are dyed by Jacinta Leishman in many colours exclusive to us.
all themes
Single piece, approx. 120cm x 100cm: $12.00 ($10.91)


Mulberry Bark
Mulberry bark, from the north of Thailand, is sometimes referred to as Kozo fibre or Kozo paper. The sheets look like thick scrim with several layers. You can pull the layers apart and soften the fibres in water to separate, and use them as strips of fibre or create holes and gaps in the wet fibres for great texture. You can use them to create 3-D shapes.

Layer them with Angelina fibre for an interesting contrast. The holes are wonderful for adding all sorts of other little extras and the paper takes colour superbly. Easily manipulated and stretched when soaked in water. Great for stitching on, backgrounds, layers etc.

To create all over texture with paint, paint the bark and then press the bark onto fabric until you have covered your fabric with pattern, Or use the bark like a stencil, dabbing paint though the fibre mesh with a stuff paintbrush. Of course it takes dye very well. The rest is up to your imagination!

Bleached: Price depends on size/weight, see details.


The tissue that thinks it's a fabric.
This is an extraordinary tissue paper that has wet strength and can therefore be dyed with confidence and to great effect. Stitching on it is a breeze.
Can be printed onto. (first soak in Bubblejetset)
Great to use with your Gelli plate.
Disappears into the background when laminating down onto a surface.
Also known as Abaca paper (as it comes from the Abaca tree), Lens Tissue, Repair Tissue and Conservation Tissue.
Pkt, 2 x A2 (51cm x 76cm) sheets: $4.50 ($4.09)
Pkt, 10 x A2 (51cm x 76cm) sheets: $20.00 ($18.18)

Tissutex Plus
Has the same usability as Tissutex, but is much heavier and therefore stronger.
Pkt, 1 x A2 (51cm x 76cm) sheet: $3.50 ($3.18)
Pkt, 10 x A2 (51cm x 76cm) sheet: $31.90 ($29.00)

Tissutex Intro Pack
Two sheets of Tissuetex, one sheet of Tissuetex Plus, plus an ideas for use sheet.
Intro Pack: $9.00 ($8.18)