Monthly Archives: October 2014

Happy Halloween!

Boo! Have a safe and Happy Halloween! I kept it simple this year. I made a new Knitting Bag… Here’s how. I changed up the size but the idea is the same. And a Halloween Card for my daughter (while … 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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Oatmeal Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – Now That’s a Mouthfull!

Nothing says welcome like a plate of warm cookies, fresh out of the oven. Today I am welcoming Fall. Hence the Pumpkin Cookies! I’ve started by roasting my pumpkin and making the puree. To make the puree simply use an … Continue reading

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Roasted Pumpkin and Seeds

I LOVE the Fall. We had some teaser days here in the south. The weather was positively chilly. Now we are back to 80 degrees. But I know the cooler days are on the way. The crops now it too! … Continue reading

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Halloween is Coming Soon!

We had a bit of early Halloween fun at my house yesterday. My daughter, her husband and new baby live in an attached apartment at my house. It’s a good option with the two of them leaving for work at … Continue reading

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