Category Archives: Dyeing

Experimenting with natural dyes – Coffee

For my second experiment with natural dyes, I used coffee.  I just saved the grounds from my husband’s french press for a few week (plus I added in a few whole bean just for good measure.) My son enjoyed helping … Continue reading

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Experimenting with natural dyes – Goldenrod

For my first experiment with natural dyes, I picked some goldenrod growing wild in my yard.  I weighed it out to match the weight of my fibers, using mostly the flower tops. For my fibers to test this on, I … Continue reading

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End of Staycation

Well, I made some pretty good progress on my fiber goals this week.  I’ll be back to work tomorrow. Finish my Forest Fiesta from Knit Swirl.    Done! Finish my sweater surgery.  – Well, I guess the surgery part is done, … Continue reading

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Making Mordants

As a first step to experiment with natural dyes. I decided to make my own mordants. Following the general instructions I found in a couple books, I mixed copper with 1 part water to 1 part vinegar. Then I mixed … Continue reading

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