Category Archives: Dyeing

Dyeing Experiment Results

Last year, I posted about some dyeing experiments I was doing with local plants.  I ended up letting them sit for almost a year.  Whenever I went to check on them, I really didn’t see much change in the yarn. … Continue reading

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Vacation

This summer we went to the Camden, Maine area for a long weekend vacation.  We saw some lighthouses, walked along the beach, shopped, kayaked, and of course, I fit in some knitting by the campfire. While wandering through downtown Camden, … Continue reading

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Trying to Dye with Birch

I attempted to dye my Coopworth with some birch bark, as described in Jenny Dean’s Wild Color book.  It didn’t work.  All I got was little pieces of bark stuck in my wool.  It was supposed to dye a reddish … Continue reading

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Dyeing Experiments

Last weekend, I decided to see if any of the plants/trees around my house (aside from the Goldenrod) have dyeing powers.  I walked around and picked 10 different types and took pictures to try to document what they were: I … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing Results

Here are some final glamour shots of my finished products.  Makes me smile. Romney – before and after Angora – before and after Valley Yarns Northampton – before and after Goldenrod results Coffee results

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