Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Pink and Brown

In a previous post I mentioned some natural dyeing I have been doing. Well, here are some pictures of what I've done. The most recent dye I used was made from apricot bark that I saved after pruning the trees. It made such a pretty earthy pink color.I started by dyeing just a little bit of Pygora fiber, then a little more, and finally I did some wool yarn that I had. The brown yarn next to the pink yarn was dyed using oak leaves. I have also used eucalyptus leaves which made a rusty orange color. Natural dyeing is so fun. I love the subtle colors it creates.


tanya said...

wow, the yarn in the second pic looks like soft hair :)

ThisOldHenHouse said...

wow, what gorgeous colors! I dare someone to find something that gorgeous at Michaels!

Keep up the beautiful work!