I’m Hooked!

Memories of last simmer. I can’t wait to do it all over again.

That is all. Now back to Christmas holiday preparations.

Cheers

Keli

Did You See These Mini skeins?

It’s so much fun to experiment with natural dyes! Now I’d like to share my experiments with you. You will receive four mini skein sets or fibre bits from my experiments dyeing with natural dyes each month. Polwarth, Cheviot or Bluefaced Leicester will be the fibre of choice. It is a certified organic super wash merino yarn. The current mini skein set looks like this:

OAQFF NATURAL DYED MINI SKEINS

The fibre bits you receive will be four 20g bundles from this group.

OAQFF NATURAL DYED COMBED TOP

I can’t wait to see what you knit or crochet with them. You know I love knitting socks so join me at my Facebook group Let’s Knit Socks. Right now it’s time for me to finish up these socks I have on the go. I’m using double pointed needles by Signature Needle Arts.

Oh I almost forgot…here is the link to get your package https://bit.ly/3AU6l9o

Cheers

Keli

Results Are In!

OAQFF HAND DYED COMBED TOP

When I first saw results from black hollyhocks, I was disappointed because I thought the results resembled my lupin experiment. Boy, was I wrong!

Look at the difference! Lipin results cast more of a yellow, and hollyhocks cast more of a peach colour. I have to say my two favourites so far are butter yellow from lupins and mushroom taupe from hollyhocks.

Next week I will be dyeing with an extract to make all these colours pop. Click the Follow button to get a notification as I can’t tell you right now what day that will be.

Cheers

Keli

Black Holly Hocks

Next Up Black Hollyhocks

This afternoon I gathered thirteen grams of black Hollyhocks and have been simmering them for two hours. I can’t wait to see the colour tomorrow morning.

My method of simmering plants.

Look at the colour of my fingers!

Just from picking petals off!

I also was harvesting my sunflowers this morning. Check out my video. I can’t wait to share this experiment with you as well. I have to wait for the seed heads to dry before removing the seeds.

Now time to go check on that simmering “brew”.

-Keli