Dye Pot

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This may not (and honestly doesn’t) look like much, but it’s my first foray into natural dyeing. Inspired my a book I received for Christmas last year, and Buckaloo Veiws blog, I went on a gathering spree through my mom’s gardens. I found Black eyed Susan’s and Marigolds and decided they were an easy place to start. The fiber is one of my first handspun skeins and is cotswald that was given to me to practice on by the hugely generous lady who taught me to spin. The hardest part is waiting for it all to seep. I think I’m going to let it sit overnight before washing it out. I was really surprised that it turned green, I was expecting an orange. Next time I’ll pluck the petals and just use those.

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Now I have my eye on the poke berry bushes out back.

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