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.



Room To Grow

Cedar Planter Boxes

The planter boxes are almost ready. Just need a liner and some good soil. Also, we will have gravel spread around the outside of the boxes. They already look amazing!

In the meantime I have been growing plants in the green house. I started at the end of February. You can watch videos and read posts on Instagram at Here are a few pics I posted earlier this month.

Nasturtiums & Sweet Peas

You might be asking yourself what does growing plants have to do with support spindles and fibre. Well, sometimes I love to spin fibre that is in its natural colour. I spin up a good amount on my support spindle, ply on my wheel, and then dip my handspun bare yarn in to a bath made from the flowers and plants I grew from my garden. That is the plan.
As well I have been teaching more classes on how to use a support spindle. If you want to learn or have a friend who is interested in learning how to spin ( I’ve been told I have a lot of patience and would love to see you and them succeed. Here is a recent review…

I hope your day has you planting and spinning in a good way 😉