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Natural Dyeing – Varigations in Skeins

Okay, I know I promised more blog posts than this, but the end of the school year is just running us crazy!!  There was the Community Family Run track meet at the end of the track program . . . … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing – Indigo Is Magic!! – And Oh So Cool!!

Okay, can you tell that I am excited about Indigo? Lets admit it – I am an old hippie who grew up in and stayed ensconced in the blue jean era.  I live in blue jeans when I am not … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing – 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon Show And Tell

This past weekend I went to a spinning class (Yay!!!) and continued to skein yarn but did not do anymore dyeing – so this week is another show and tell of what is done. One of my favorite bases is … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing – Organic Wool Show and Tell

Okay, another busy work week has me behind on my craft work, so most of my yarn production has been involved in re-skeining the yarns I have already dyed to prepare them for the next show at the end of … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing – Madder

Madder has a long history of use as a red dye – a color which I have yet to attain.  The color is contained in the root, which is usually ground to release the dye.  I have considered planting madder … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing – In Search of Blue using Black Beans

In the world of natural dyes, the sources for blue are fairly limited.  The obvious choice for blue is Indigo – but this wonderful dye requires either the use of a fermentation vat or the addition of a chemical to … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing – Marigold

My favorite natural dye so far is made using marigolds.  I love yellow – with sunflower yellow being probably my favorite form of yellow (though a pale light lemony yellow makes me really happy too).  So, imagine my delight when … Continue reading

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