So it’s that time, when I have to figure out what my final project for this years MSP course will be. I have to make it out of a cellulose fiber. So that is Flax, Hemp, Raime, or Cotton. The project needs to take 50 hours. Originally, I wanted to use colored cotton and weave… Continue reading Decisions, colored cotton, and a cat….
Stand back, I’ve got this. We are going to wash our woolens. Yes, it will all be fine. No, they won’t get ruined or felted. Here’s a secret…. it’s not even hard. Really. I promise. First find the item to be washed. For me it’s my hat. I have not washed this hat since I… Continue reading Wash your woolens
It has just been one of those weeks! My family returned VERY, VERY late on Monday night from a swim meet in Phoenix, which for myself and my youngest was proceeded by a week of camping in the Arizona desert. I still have not quite reintegrated with my life. I am also just a wee… Continue reading I gotta tell you, I am tired!
I have been wanting to dye with logwood for a while. However, I have been having some problems finding logwood dyestuff. One of my issues is that I could not find a supplier in the US that had any. I ended up buying mine from WildColors UK. Then I went and read about logwood in… Continue reading Logwood
This is my second time working with Madder. The first time I dyed with this root was in my Level 2 master spinners. I was going to use some locks dyed with madder and blended with some alpaca as my final project. When all was said and done, the alpaca blending mellowed out the red… Continue reading Madder
My fun with natural dyes continues…. I have been on the hunt for a nice green. You would think this would be easy.. apparently not as easy as I thought. If I had more snake weed I would have tried that on my commercial top. Alas, I have none. What I do have though is… Continue reading Canyaigre
While revisiting cota, I decided that idea should do a second dye bath with my cochineal. It is my understanding that you can actually do up to three dye baths with my little sachet of ground bugs. So while waiting for pots to boil I tossed it into a pot to see. The dye bath… Continue reading I may be a wee bit obsessed.