wool

local big heathsheep, spindle spun. This is the second half of the indigo dyed wool from this post. The first half was used for a felt wallhanging. It was quite a journey from growing the japanese indigo plants from the seed, harvesting and extracting the pigment from them. Washing the …

wallpiece ¨Palette¨

This piece shows the natural pigments that I extracted last year, mostly from plants that were in my surrounding and garden. Birchleafs and willow, dahlia, hawthorn and tagetes and indigo. When I saw the dyed wools together it was a reflection of the plants and the dyeing. The colors form …

small weaving

Prepared wool for a small project. Left is schoonebeeker wool twined with linen, right is madder dyed wool, carded to spin. I wanted to capture the thick schoonebeeker with the madder dyed yarns and planned to add one or two plain squares. But I ended up with irregular shapes formed …

natural dyeing

wool that was dyed with plants last year, finally rinsed and hanging to dry. yellows from birch, weld+onion, tagetes. orange and pinks from dahlia, willow, avocado, hawthorn blue from indigo, from my attempt for a fermentation vat greens from birch+copperwater, indigo+weld, sunflower+ironwater grey from gipsyworth+iron Wool is Cikta, Romney and …