Monday, September 7, 2015


On our way home from Yellowstone, my husband made an abrupt stop on the side of the road. Not an easy thing to do when pulling a 25 foot trailer, oh no! I could not for the life of me figure out what possessed him to pull over like a man on a mission. Well, the reason was to cut for me some tumble weed blossoms, ( not sure if this is what it is really called, but a pretty yellow flower along the highway, mixed in with tumbleweeds). He cut about 3/4 of a large bucket full, slicing his hand all the while ;-(.

Today ,was my day, to plant dye some yarn. I have never done this before, but how hard can reading directions be? It is a long process all the cleaning, boiling flower heads, boiling mordant, boiling yarn in mordant, and the finally-boiling yarn the solution from boiling flower heads. My color turned out to be a lovely honey/yellow!

This was fun, playing with flowers, yarn and pretending I understood the chemistry. I have ordered 
Harvesting Color, that was recommended by ginny sheller over at Small Things.
For some bizarre reason, this plant dying yarn appeals to me. I in no way need another hobby, but I grow a garden and love flowers, so why not?
I wonder what kale would do or crab apples?

Happy Monday
It’s back to work for me in the morning ;-0)


Kyle said...

Looks like a new way to have fun!

Karen Sue said...

This is a great color! I've never dyed yarn, but if I did, this would be one of my favorite colors! I've some yarn that could be dyed, but I'm not brave enough to try it!


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