Friday, October 3, 2008

Dyeing day

Yes it is spelt correctly!
Several of us spin - mainly Merino or Corriedale from local sheep - and once in a while we experiment with vegetable dyes instead of the usual commercial ones. These mini-skeins were each dyed with either onion-skins, red cabbage, wild dagga, guava leaves, pepper berries, or avocado peels. Amazing results from simple traditional methods.