I've never tried this way of dyeing with plants or mushrooms, but I saw someone get a beautiful purple from this method, so I decided to give it a try! Two large velvet-footed pax cut into pieces. Layered with white, handspun yarn and sprinkled with alum in between. Added warm water, shook, and topped off … Continue reading Cold dyeing
I apologise for the long silence. I've been sick since February, and just haven't had the energy to stay up to date on all social platforms. I even had almost 3 months were I drowned myself in video games, cause I couldn't focus on crafting. But here is a project I really am pleased to … Continue reading A very special capelet
I am at my first market! I have brought lots of plantdyed yarn, knitted hats and earwarmers. This market is with lots of others in the local handicrafts association, where we all work together and place things by category. I will be at 3 other markets the next month where I will be at my … Continue reading First market!
Here is the result of last weekends dyeing at my cottage! All dyed with lichen and mushrooms that I've gathered myself. In total, 2225 grams of yarn. Most in 25 gram skeins. I am in love with the purple and magenta, my favourite colors. The lichen was in an airtight bucket for 4 months, with … Continue reading All natural dyes
This west was a test knit for Ciospy knits. It's an awesome pattern! I fell in love with the graphic design, and immediately imagined it in bright colors! So that is what I made. This is intarsia, and at times it was tedious. I don't love knitting intarsia, but I love the results! And small … Continue reading Dreams of Flatlandia
I finally made socks! It's not really my first pair, I actually made a pair of socks before. But they were super simple, worsted weight socks for a friend. These are the first ones I made for myself. And in fingering weight yarn, that was custom made for me in a swap on Ravelry! I … Continue reading Sparkly socks
Bunnymuff designs was looking for test knitters for one of her new designs in January. And when I saw them, I knew I had to make them! They had mushrooms on them! What could be more perfect than that for my mushroom-dyed yarn? They took a while to make, as I was sick for over … Continue reading Mushroom-dyed mushmittens!
I photographed all the handdyed yarn and added it to the "For sale" page! Here's a little sneak peak of what's there. Perfect as a present for yourself or another yarnlover you care about.