Wednesday, July 2, 2008

This week... in the dye pot

Bronze fennel (Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpurascens') dyeing lace-weight yarn and

some of Daisy's lovely 'lamb-locks' which are now in the process of being hand-picked (mostly because we just can't keep our hands off them.)

Hibiscus dyeing worsted weight yarn

We're also experimenting with what we think might be majoram that has been growing in the lower garden for several years. (In fact, so many years that we can't remember what it really is.) Anyway it is in the dye-pot boiling away so keep your fingers crossed that this smelly mass of chopped up green matter produces the 'fragrant, unpromising dull gold' dyebath the book says it should.

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