9.8.12

Natural Dyeing: Tansy

                                                                                                                 Photo by Cole

                                                                                                                  Photo by Cole






Cole and I snuck out to the woods between rain storms this afternoon to collect a basket full of bright yellow tansy flowers.  It was so nice to spend a few quiet moments alone with my middle boy, talking and working together.   We filled a few jars with the flowers, leaves and a basket of acorns I've been hoarding since spring.  I filled each jar with boiling water and will let them sit overnight.  I'm planning on dyeing a few skeins of wool yarn tomorrow, so stop back and see how it all turns out!






3 comments:

  1. My girls and I picked goldenrod and have dyed some yarn as well. Can't wait to see your results.

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  2. That is really neat! Someday I would like to try that.

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  3. I'm curious to see the different shades of yellow from all the different plants we've been using, Tonya:) I had no idea how much I would love this method of dyeing.

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