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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.  

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Mould in the dyepot?

Lifted the lid on the enamel dyepot holding a concoction of eucalyptus leaves, mahonia berries and yellow iris flowers, with a splash of alum added to help things along!  A fine white film of mould covered the fibre and dye … 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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