All posts tagged: natural dyeing

Blackberry dyed Gotland yarn
Blackberry-dyed Gotland locks spun into lovely, shiny fingering-weight yarn.
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Blackberry-dyed Gotland locks
Blackberry-dyed Gotland locks – Gorgeous heathery mauves and lilacs over a mixture of grey locks.
Blackberry-dyed Gotland top
Combed into top using my fantastic (and lethal) new wool combs by Jürgen of Wollwolff.

 

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Dying with tansy
Andean plying tansy-dyed merino X valais blacknose

Dying with tansy

Dying with tansy - wannabe vintage mitts
Wannabe Vintage Mitts – lovely free pattern on Ravelry by Jennifer B.

 

 

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Dyeing with tansy

Dyeing with tansy

Having collected the tansy from a particularly dodgy bit of scrubland at the back of our local bakery, my hopes for this dye experiment were mixed … Luckily, it was a happy experiment. Followed the directions in Wild Color, pre-mordanted some lovely but muddy coloured wool batts from a bargain eBay fleece (Valais Blacknose/Merino cross … the rest of it was silvery grey and gorgeous) …