Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Naturally Dyed Yarns

Recently I have had some time to work with natural dyes again. I've been gathering dyestuffs, extracting the dye liquor and dyeing yarns this last week. Above are 4 skeins hanging for the final drying. Left to right: a skein of silk dyed with cosmos, a skein of wool dyed with logwood, a skein of wool dyed with black walnuts, and a skein of wool dyed with coreopsis then over-dyed with cosmos. I have several more skeins dyeing in pots of cosmos, with the plan to over-dye some of them with black walnut and some of them with indigo.

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