It seems I have been missing in action for quite some time around here. I’m hoping to put a change to that even if my postings are sporadic at best.
Thank you so much for the encouraging message! I will indeed post more as I find the time to do so. :)
yarn that I hand dyed with red cabbage
top is with adding baking soda; bottom is with adding vinegar
knit from yarn that I dyed with acorns
knit with my natural dyed yarns
I used yellow dock (brown), tansy (yellow), and comfrey (grey/green).
knit with naturally dyed yarns
I used marigolds grown from the garden and annatto seeds.
Last week I grabbed two skeins of Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool while it was still on sale at Joann’s. When experimenting with different natural dye colors I like to use a more inexpensive yarn first and test my results on it before I go forward dyeing up some of my nicer yarns. These two skeins I divided up into 2 ounce hanks. They are now ready to be soaked and have a mordant applied to them which I will explain in Step Two.
Don’t know what has possessed me to start up yet another blog but here goes. I’ve been wanting to devote a blog strictly to natural dyes, fibers, and knitting/crocheting. Thought I would give Tumblr a try….