Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dwindling Dyepots

As a natural dyer, I spend a great deal of time in the spring and summer gathering plants and other dyestuffs while they are in season; extracting the dye liquor into canning jars; and dyeing yarns for my winter knitting projects. The photo above is the last few skeins of this dye season. I still have one more skein in a goldenrod dyepot, and that is the final skein that I will dye until next spring. I seem to cycle between dyeing yarn and painting cloth, and the itch to be in the studio painting has already hit me, so it is time.

4 comments:

Christine Thresh said...

What dyestuff gave you the turquoise?
I used to do natural dyeing in the 1970s.

j.dávila said...

Your colors are absolutely scrumptious!

Clevelandgurlie said...

These are absolutely stunning colors -- and you did this yourself with all natural ingredients? WOW - makes me want to go out, buy a llama, and start dyeing!!!

Wild Thread Studio said...

These look luscious, Karen. The colors are just beautiful. I can't wait to see what they become as you knit over the winter.