Getting ready for new adventures: Dyeing 

 Sometimes do you shake your head and ask yourself how it’s possible that you are going down another rabbit hole? Even though I’m wondering how I can possibly try to fit something else in to my crafty interests, I remind myself that I am doing things that I truly enjoy. So, I have let myself dive in and take on another adventure: dyeing my own yarn and fiber. It is such a powerful experience for me to be able to immerse myself in something creative and different than my day job. 

My interests really lie in natural dyes. The plan is to start a small dye garden this summer. We have started some hollyhocks and rudbeckia, and they are already beginning to sprout. We also have some nativeplants around our property that I should be able to use. 

In the meantime, I’ve also found some environmentally friendly acid dyes to experiment with. I am accumulating some supplies and hope to experiment with these in the coming weeks. 

Stay tuned for the results! 


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