Saturday, September 17, 2011

Natural Dye Day

Our local weaving guild sponsored a natural dye day last week. With the guidance of Ellen Stone, who is widely known for her knowledge of natural dyes, we dyed fiber and yarn using jewelweed, cochineal , indigo, goldenrod, black walnut, rhododendron and more.

Here is a pic of my merino fiber in the cochineal dye pot. Below that is the cochineal dyed handspun merino yarn I just finished plying.


Manise said...

Beautiful color! Love it!

cindy said...

Thanks, Manise. Now I have to decide what I'll make with the yarn.

Cathy said...

Lovely!! This is the time of year to do natural dyes!

cyndy said...

Sounds (and looks) like fun!

We have a natural dye day coming up soon...wondering what you used for mordant...?