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.

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