Category Archives: Dyeing

Fractal Spun Fun

Typically fractal spun yarn is produced by dividing a long braid of roving in half lengthwise. One half is kept intact, while the subsequent piece is divided once again and perhaps in half yet again. The 1st half is spun … Continue reading

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Fox Paws – Not Your Average Knitting Pattern

Have you ever seen a knitting pattern and instantly knew you HAD to make it? It’s happened to me more than once. My latest must do pattern was Fax Paws by Zandy Peters. What’s more I knew right away that … Continue reading

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Wool Dye with Chestnuts!

Turns out Chestnut are only good for roasting over an open fire! The same friend that gave me the Black Walnuts for my dye project the other day, also has a Chestnut tree. After she gave me some of the … Continue reading

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Dyeing Wool with Black Walnuts

I’m still working on my natural dye project. So far I’ve done Madder Root, Log Wood, Cochineal, Goldenrod and Goldenrod with Iron. Today I want to show you the process of dyeing with Black Walnuts. I will be using 100% … Continue reading

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Yarn Dyeing Class

I had the pleasure of teaching a class on how to dye Self Striped Yarn over the weekend. The class was held at the “Fuzzy Goat” yarn shop in Thomasville GA. I spent the week before preparing for the day … Continue reading

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Time for Some Madder Root Dye – Naturally!

I’m still working on my Natural Dye project. Today I’d like to share my Madder Root dye day with you. Madder Root is the root of the Rubia tinctorum, but the plant is more commonly known as Madder or Dyers … Continue reading

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Cochineal Dye is Awesome!

As promised, I’m dyeing with Cochineal today. Cochineal Dye is derived from dried beetles. I know that sounds gross, but it’s a fact. They can be found on Prickly Pear Cacti, typically in South America. And even grosser – it … Continue reading

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Natural Logwood Dye on Wool

If you read my post from the other day, then you know I’m on a Natural Dye theme this week. I began with Goldenrod and Goldenrod with Iron after bath to get yellow and green respectively. Today I’m looking for … Continue reading

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Dyeing Fiber the Natural Way

Along with the promise of cooler weather, Fall brings with it an abundance of plants that can make dyes for fiber and yarn. As soon as I start to see the tall stalks of Goldenrod blooming along the roadside, I … Continue reading

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Georgia Alpaca FiberFest Trip

This past weekend I had a fabulous mini vacation with my friends. There’s nothing like a girls only weekend with people who love the same things as you do. Spend that weekend in a cabin in the woods and it’s … Continue reading

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