Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A weekend of natural dyeing

I spent last weekend dyeing BFL with marigold (grown by me last summer), cochineal, and black walnut. These were all kettle dyed.

Marigold BFL Marigold.

Cochineal BFL Cochineal; it's a bit darker in real life.

Black Walnut BFL Black walnut; I was going for a color that reminds me of coffee with lots of cream. This is pretty close.

I also got these in the mail.

Butterfly Girl "Blackbird" Blackbird from Butterfly Girl Designs, a blend of 60% merino, 30% bamboo and 10% nylon firestar; it appeals to my inner magpie!

Dance of the Dervish Dance of the Dervish BFL from Crown Mountain.

1 comment:

Brooke said...

Beautiful dyeing!