Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hand Dyed Fiber for Sale

Well, I'm trying to turn a little profit. Finally put together some products to show online and elsewhere. Love the rainbow of colors now clearly evident from my years of experimenting with natural dye sources. The past few summers and falls have been exciting, magical times filled with growing plants, foraging for wild materials, and cooking up the dyepots. As early as June this year I started up the process again, experimenting with Jewelweed, Tickseed, and Tansy. More plans in the coming weeks for Dock, Borage, Elderberry, Comfrey, and Madder Root if precious time allows. Need to collect more Birchbark (from a neighbor?) and schrooms to get really crazy (not what you about those schrooms . . . they can produce some amazing colors . . er . . . in the dyepots. Better stop while I'm ahead here.)

Hope to check out Old Sturbridge Village's herb and dye gardens soon to see the Woad in full bloom. That source of blue dye I know will grow in these parts.

Definitely to be continued . . .

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