Botanical Handspun Yarn

Experiments With Natural Dyes & Combed Top.

Here it is!

From dyeing combed top, to carding a batt, to spinning a batt, I created this beautiful skein of yarn.

Follow along as I dye with a a different extract next week. I’m thinking something like oranges or tea. What would you like to see? Leave a comment below.

Happy spinning,


Sneak Peek

I can’t explain it…dyeing fibre with Botanicals is amazing!

This week I dyed some Superwash merino/bamboo/nylon combed top with an extract called cochineal. I purchased a kit from Miawa that contained a variety of extracts; they are located just across the Strait of Georgia from me. I used modifiers to obtain different colours. The light pink was from using ammonia; it’s my favorite! I also used citric acid to get the beautiful orange colour.

Follow along with me as I use more extracts, plants, vegetables, and fruit to dye assorted fibres.