to dye for

my arms have been elbow deep in the dye pot these past days and wow has it been awesome. our interest in natural dyeing has been growing for quite a few years and for the past 4 of those we have been growing and dyeing with japanese indigo, polygonum tinctorium. my love of natural dye work took on new meaning when we finally had yarn spun from our own sheep in my hands. turning those first skeins blue changed my life! now we harvest and dye with wild goldenrod as well so august, just before the indigo plant flowers, you will forever find us, cutting, simmering, oxygenating, mordanting, scouring, all of it, for late summer is now truly to dye for!

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to create this beauty from the leaves of plants we grew and the flowers we wild harvested with yarn from sheep we raised and sheared. friends, words can not describe. really. it has been a wonderful week indeed. crafters note, extremely limited quantity of our yarn and other wool products are for sale at our etsy store 

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “to dye for

  1. Amazing colors! So many natural dyes are very muted (and a little blah sometimes), but these are beautiful! How great to produce something where you had a hand in every step.

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