Saturday, July 21, 2012

I finished the lichen dye and dyed some wool with it. It wasn't spectacular, but it is a nice brown. I wrote an article about the details on Wizzley (Click Here). Here's what it came out like. Not bad but a lot of time and work.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Lichen Dye

I started a fermentation batch of lichen dye. I read that I was supposed to let it sit for about four weeks. I'm determined to let it do its thing, but I forgot to write down when I started it. I have no idea now if it has been two weeks or four weeks. It could be six weeks for all I know. I read that most people don't let it sit long enough so I'm hanging in there as long as I can. I doubt that I'll get a real red, but the redder the better, as they say....

I tried to be careful with lichen and not gather anything that might be endangered. I stuck to the stuff that grows on branches that would blow off during a storm. I brought them in, dried them and stored them until I had enough for a batch. I might have to do a teensy bit just to see what it looks like.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Beginning with Natural Dyes - How to Dye with Tea

Natural dyeing of wool and fiber has become popular as a hobby and an art. Since two batches of the same dyestuffs can vary, each dyeing adventure produces a truly more

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Things to Consider Before Buying a Weaving Loom

Thinking of giving weaving a try? New looms can cost a great deal of money. If you're new to weaving, the price can be quite a stumbling block and the variety of looms can more

Monday, July 2, 2012

How to Buy a Spinning Wheel

Have you learned to spin or just thinking about it? Maybe it's time to look for a spinning wheel. What are the things you should think about?
If you already know how to spin, you have an advantage. If you are just a beginner there are some things you may want to more

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