I have kits available that will supply you with mordanted fingering weight yarn (3 25g mini skeins) and 10g of dried flowers (from my garden) to dye your first skeins of yarn. The steps outlined in the kit are very simple. It’s as simple as 1,2,3. You provide the glass jar and I will provide the rest. Once you purchase a kit you will receive an invite to become a member of a Instagram group where you’ll be able to see what others dye and post your pictures too.
If you’d like to dye your own wool I also have an E-Guide that you can download. This will give you the basic steps you need to get you on your way.
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.
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.
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.
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