Marigold Dyed Napkin
Marigold Dyed Napkin
Marigold Dyed Napkin
Marigold Dyed Napkin
Marigold Dyed Napkin
Marigold Dyed Napkin

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Marigold Dyed Napkin


There is this beautiful moment just before mid-autumn where the flowers are still blowing in the wind, but the colors around are changing dramatically. It is as if we get this brief moment where our whole world is a rainbow. This is usually when this small corner of the world (Leelanau County) hosts dozens of harvest dinners. The night I attended the one at Loma Farm just around the corner from our home, I stood in their fields and clipped baskets full of the last of their marigolds before the first snow of autumn came sooner than we thought it would. As I clipped them to take home, everything still blooming and vibrant around me, the marigolds embodied this moment.

In our dye pot, these mixed with the iron in outdoor hose water to produced a vibrant green tone that couldn't identify better with the abundance of color in early autumn we know so well here in Leelanau County. These napkins will bring life to a holiday table this winter and through the holiday season while being natural and earthy. Then come spring, they will remind us of the beauty that comes after a long winter.

Details to know:
100% Organic Cotton Muslin Napkins

Hand-sewn and naturally-dyed individually with marigolds from Loma Farm in Leelanau County

Only 23 napkins

Since each are individually dyed, they will have slight inconsistencies in their coloring from what may be in photos. You may see marks from the acorns themselves in the napkin and other material.

Wash in cold water with a gentle eco laundry soap and line dry or dry on low.

Some fading and discoloring is normal and expected overtime. Do not leave in sunny areas as it could fade or shift the color.