The Yarns produced by Lema are Organic, Naturally Dyed yarns. This is a Multi-Colored 1lb. ball of yarn or skein. Lema Weaving Cooperative | Guatemala Organic Yarns.
Using the backroom method of weaving the Lema Weaving Association San Juan La Laguna produces purses, bags, shawls, scarves, huipiles, serapes, tablecloths, placemats, napkins, cushions, bedspreads, hammocks, and many more items.
When the desired shade of color is achieved the dye is removed from the heat source and the liquid is strained to remove the plant product. Once strained, the colored liquid is returned to the heat source to boil. White pure cotton thread is then added and boiled for 10 to 20 minutes or until the thread has obtained the desired color.
The thread is then removed and placed in a color fixative solution, made with banana leaves, where the color is set. The thread is then hung to dry in the sun.
Lema’ Weaving Association
San Juan la Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala