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…
Learn to Spin
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Dye Kits Using Plants & Fibre
This video captures this week’s dyeing experiment. Using my dye kit, I naturally dyed bluefaced leicester combed top with sunflower seeds, sweet peas from my garden, and some extracts. Here are the results from this week’s dyeing experiment. Results Get Your Kit The kit includes three mini skeins or combed tops and pouches of dried…
Naturally Dyed Mini-Skeins
I made these mini skeins by applying some dried flowers and plants to the yarn. The result is beautiful natural botanical dyed yarn. Some of the items I used to dye with were marigolds, hopi sunflower seeds, and onion skins. All of these items were grown in garden last summer in my new planter boxes. I…
My Free Stuff!
I am excited to share my knowledge of sock knitting with you in my upcoming Knit A Long which starts January 9th. Join in the excitement here! As we knit the socks together, I will be providing free video tutorials to enrich your sock knitting skills. I’m confident that you will learn at least one…