20.7.11

Hand Dyed Yarn

How do we spend 110 degree days in Wisconsin?  Why creating hand dyed yarn, of course!  {Clearly, the heat has effected my sensibilities}

~An array of colors inspired by Mother Nature's summer creations~

A nice soft lime for a doll I have in the works.


Call it peacock or teal, but I say it reminds me of a perfect afternoon next to the river with a couple of my favorite people.

Doesn't this one remind you of sea glass?  I can't wait until we can get back up to Lake Superior and walk the rocky beaches collecting some of the little treasures.




The orange is all mine! {I suppose I'll keep the boy, too}

The most divine shade of brown;  Chestnut.  A warm, rich brown is such a hard color to dye and this one came out beyond words.

I'm so glad at least one of my children still loves being photographed.  This scarlet is as bright as his smile!


And finally, a creamy yellow inspired by a patch of Hoary Puccoon growing along the edge of our favorite trail.  Hoary Puccoon was used widely by Native Americans as a source of reddish brown dye for their baskets and pottery.  {hmm, think I may have to try this one!}

If I had to choose, my favorite would be the sea glass.  Which one do you like best?

I'll be listing them all tomorrow on Etsy, so come take a peek~

p.s. Go join Ginny over at SmallThings for her Yarn Along and all kinds of fantastic inspiration.


12 comments:

  1. The sea glass, definitely! Gorgeous, Elizabeth!

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  2. Thanks, Julie! I'm ordering more yarn tomorrow so I can do a whole pixie coat in Sea Glass!!

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  3. The chestnut! It made me smile and drool at the same time :)

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  4. I like the peacock yarn the best. The creamy yellow is my second favorite.

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  5. Beautiful colours, I just can't choose!

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  6. Stunning! :)

    --melissa (melicityandraven.blogspot.com)

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  7. All beautiful colors (and beautiful boys)! My very favorite is the creamy yellow. I'm in-love with pale yellow right now.

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  8. Your hand dyed yarn is just beautiful Liz.

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  9. The colours are all very pretty but I think the yellow is my favourite!

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  10. As I suspected the sea glass and mustard were the first to go! Thank you all for your wonderful comments:)

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