My New Addition

For my birthday I received three amazing books on natural dyeing. The Wild Dyer by Abigail Booth and Botanical Colour at your Fingertips.

OAQFF Dyers Library

I love the items the authors have chosen to dye with, but both authors dye with cellulose fibres in these books. I thought, why don’t I step up to the plate and be the creator who dyes the same items (if available) with wool (combed top, to be exact)? …I thought you would agree.

I will be dyeing with substantive dyes (dyes that contain tannins. Here is my list of available sources:

  • Avocado stones and pits
  • Pomegranate skins
  • Red onion skins
  • Black Tea

All these items listed above produce a color-fast dye that I think will produce the best results. Right now I have lots of tea and I might use coffee too. I have also put together a beginner’s dye kit that would get you dyeing mini skeins right away.

The other book in my collection has me looking forward to windy days so the lichen can fall from the trees. I have so much to learn about this resource for dyeing.

Well, that wraps up today’s post. I just put my combed top dyed with black hollyhocks outside to dry, and I want to share the results with you right now, but ill wait till the wool is dry and braided. Make sure you click the Follow button to get a notification of when I share those results.



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