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
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.
This year I took the step from dyeing with commercial dyes, to plant dyes. And that was so much fun, that I suddenly had a lot more yarn than I needed. Imagine that, huh? Strange. So, all these beautiful skeins are going into the shop! I just need to get the time to take photos … Continue reading Coming to the shop – yarn!
I recently finished this lovely pair of mittens, which will be perfect for the cold, autumn days ahead! It was a test knit for Pinneguri, and the pattern was published today. Here is my Ravelry project for the mittens. The pattern name is "Vottene Ylva, storesøster". I knitted the mittens in handspun, plantdyed yarn! The … Continue reading Mittens!
So, I came across a post on Facebook a couple of weeks ago, about dyeing with avocado. The author had gotten a beautiful shade of dusty pink, and I wanted to try it out! I used my Google-fu to search up all the info I could find, and also scoured my groups on Facebook for … Continue reading Avocado = pink
I have gathered this mushroom over time, and now I had enough to dye! It's a very sought after mushroom for dyeing with, because it can give a nice range of colors, and it's very lightfast. The yarn I used was pure wool, except one, that I don't really know what it. But some kind … Continue reading Velvet-footed pax