i just received a sample packet from a wonderful company: botanica tinctoria. they manufacture naturally dyed - yet colorfast - trimmings and yarn in a gorgeous color palette. the line includes ribbons, tape, ric-rac, broderie anglaise, hand-crocheted lace, as well as various qualities yarns and embroidery threads. i've never seen anything like it. do check out the botanica tinctoria website, you will not be disappointed.