Natural Dyeing Day

Yarn on lineThe wonderful break in temperature (finally!) means I could work in the basement without my feet getting numb. Taking this picture was tricky because it is windy today, 45 mile an hour windy, so the yarn should dry fast. All these colours are natural dyes. From the left is tansy green, dahlia soft orange and yellow, cochineal pink, madder red, logwood purple and walnut brown. A few of the hands spun wool skeins I dyed for friends. Most of it is wool rug yarn that will go into my weaving projects.

These natural wool yarns have been waiting for colour for months. It felt so good to make it happen today. The walnut husks, tansy leaves, dahlia flowers and madder roots were all harvested from my garden and property last year.

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