All hand-dyed and variegated threads used in African Folklore Embroidery come from South Africa. These hand-dyed threads are cotton and initially gray. They are then washed, boiled and rewashed. Thereafter with a teaspoon a different color is poured on the thread every two inches. The threads are then washed and fan dried to ensure they are light, color and wash fast.
Image shows color "A", "B" and "C" in order.