solar dyed.

  Remember last summer when I tried out solar dyeing? Here are the results (finally, I photographed them). That’s 5 skeins of DK weight super wash merino wool dyed with dried, and then re-hydrated, red chilies. There’s also one skein of sock yarn dyed with black beans. A decent first go around with a fairlyContinue reading “solar dyed.”

chilies for solar dyeing, 6.19

Whilst I am in Phoenix and these ghastly hot temperatures, I figured I’d try my first go-around with solar dyeing wool with natural dyes. Step one was to take a risk and use what’s local. These dehydrated chilies were left in the sun for a few hours to draw out their color. It worked, butContinue reading “chilies for solar dyeing, 6.19”

Dye-ing for some tea…

This past weekend, my good friend Mackenzie and I decided to try our first hand at tea dyeing natural fibers (Remember! She has a column for Kraftworkin, Mackenzie Makes). We scooped up some plain white cotton tshirts (two for her, one for me) and we took an old, ratty cotton twin bed sheet and cutContinue reading “Dye-ing for some tea…”