De-stashing my fabrics

Kelly Green imitation linen. The swatch looks teal, but it's really a Kelly green. Quarter for scale of the texture.

Kelly Green imitation linen. The swatch looks teal, but it’s really a Kelly green. Quarter for scale of the texture.

Over the past few years I’ve shared posts about going fabric shopping… well in this post I’m SELLING off some of the fabrics I’ve bought over the years.

Largely this is because I just don’t have the space for everything I have… nor the time to sew up everything.  Continue reading

Dyeing with apple leaves and twigs

Finished apple leave and twig-dyed wool yarn showed with undyed yarn for comparison.

Finished apple leave and twig-dyed wool yarn showed with undyed yarn for comparison.

In my last post about dyeing with apple tree bark, I showed off my finished yarn (sort of a soft mustard with a touch of peach… but in actuality I did the research first, and then did some totally different dyeing before going back to what I had researched.

I wanted the chance to dye just with apple leaves, and a chance to dye just with the bark – BUT in all of my research I got antsy… too antsy to wait for the bark to soak, and too antsy to find the alum for the leaves and do the pre-dye mordant.

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