In Their Words

Ellen's Natural-Dyed Threads

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The thing that holds the attention at this time is the development of the wood colors in the linen fabrics. The forest holds no more beautiful tints than those that are subtly graded through the grays, ending, now in one tone, now in another, until you feel that music has no major or minors that have not their counterparts in color. The needlework keeps pace with the coloring.

The Springfield Daily Republican, July 10, 1912.

The subtle hues of the Blue and White Society's embroideries were achieved by Ellen Miller who used a variety of natural dyes to color its materials.