“Flowers are like friends; they bring colour to your world.”
Come on an adventure with me as I plant seeds, care for the colourful flowers over the summer on Vancouver Island, and harvest the flowers in the autumn to make a dye bath that can be used to dye yarn and combed tops during the winter and the early spring months.
Watch me plant seeds and grow flowers…
The Results Are In!
I finished spinning up one of the braids I dyed with Hopi Sunflower seeds. Braid This braid is blue-faced Leicester and is combed top, not roving. What is the difference between roving and combed tops, you ask? Combed top the fibres are all combed, so they are parallel. Roving the fibres are not combed and…
A Look At My Natural Dyeing Experiment With Sunflower Seeds & Iron
Hopi Sunflower Seeds Creating Dye Stock Hopi sunflower seeds have been used for centuries by the Hopi people of northeastern Arizona as a natural dye to colour their textiles. The seeds produced a rich and vibrant purple colour that could be easily extracted and used to dye wool. To create a dye stock with this…
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