Madder & Marigolds

I used yarn dyed with madder root extract and eco-dyed yarn with marigolds. What I love about naturally dyed yarns is that all colours go together; some just pop more than others. Here is red yarn and yarn with yellows and green speckles.

Budding Vines Cowl

I have since soaked and blocked the cowl, and I will show it to you next week. It is notable how blocking a garment can make such a difference to the knitted fabric.

Now I am putting together packets of my dried flowers for you. You watched me plant seeds last spring, water and feed the plants all summer, and then harvest the flowers. Soon you’ll be able to dye with my flowers too. Make sure to subscribe to my website so that you don’t miss more details.

Cheers,

Keli

Knit City 2022

Good Times!

It was so lovely to be out amongst other yarn lovers!

My mission was accomplished, and some. I got yarn for the MKAL with Stephen West from Rose Hill Yarns and another shawl. Cast on doesn’t start till October 6th, so I have time to complete a couple of projects.

Once I arrived back to my friends place, I thought it would be fun to dye up yarn in natural dyes for the MKAL. Here are some colour ideas. I do have these yarns available. in my shop.

OAQFF NATURAL DYED

I only need three colours, so when at Maiwa today, I will keep my eyes open.

Here are a few highlights of the day. Cheers, Keli

Wow! What An Idea

Added To My List
Our Two Loves – Cheeto and Coffee
Walk in North Vancouver

Bobbins Are Full

I separated these four braids of the combed top into two piles: orange and multi-coloured orange and pink onto one bobbin and then pink and multi-blue and yellow onto the other bobbin. Some I spun forward draw, and some I spin long draw. I LOVE long draw!

Sponning All This Cheviot

I separated these four braids of the combed top into two piles: orange and multi-coloured orange and pink onto one bobbin and then pink and multi-blue and yellow onto the other bobbin. Some I spun forward draw, and some I spin long draw. I LOVE long draw!

Spinning On My Ladybug ๐Ÿž

Here are both braids spun into one bobbin. I love how the colour I got from sunflower seeds casts an ox colour onto the fibre. The hibiscus actually cast a blue colour! I said yesterday the hibiscus produced a pink but I was wrong.

One Bobbin Complete

I don’t have a picture of the other bobbin, but to describe it, I’d say it has earthy tones.

Well that is it for today. It is Sunday, so I am heading out to pick some of the last flowers that continue to bloom in zone 7 (gardening term); cosmos and coreopsis.

Cheers,

Keli