Sunday, September 05, 2004

Only The Good Dye Yarn

Our shipment of 12 pounds of New Zealand wool arrived yesterday and we are already making plans to dye it. I did tea dyeing this morning, and coffee is next on the list. M collected a bunch of acorns, and I have a whole bunch of calendula petals. We plan to use the yarn for gloves, mittens, scarves, and hats. We'll also do some conventional, non-natural colors (scarlet and gold for the local high school colors, and an undetermined color for a shawl for me), but we figured the natural-dyed, 100% wool would be a selling point among the Gardener's Market crowd.