Tag Archives: handspun

Magic seeds

Jack’s beanstalk ? – nope, just a self sown tomato that seemed to grow overnight. wool/silk from here. Hand dyed merino angora blend. Trying to get on top of the backlog before Christmas, or at least some of it.   … Continue reading

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The dye pot, the sun and the rain!

The Iris flowers have been both enormous and plentiful this Spring.  Boiled some of the yellow flowers, strained off the vegetation, added raw clean wool and a few eucalyptus leaves into the mix –  just to see if any colour … Continue reading

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Colouring with weeds

Clean fleece.  Soak in water overnight.   Approximately 140 grams Oxalis pes-caprae, more commonly known as ‘sour sob’, a common weed found in gardens, parks, reserves, etc. in Spring.  Excellent for tummy upsets, and thirst quenching when you chew the … Continue reading

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Moments in the sun

Nan in a quiet moment mending an old crocheted blanket she made long ago. These are varying shades of eucalyptus dyed fibre, various fleece types, corriedale, merino, as well as angora bunny, cria (baby) alpaca.  To achieve these shades, I … Continue reading

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