Last week in the dye pots, we found yellows and greens! Yellow from the goldenrod (not pictured) and tansy, and green from the comfrey. I was so thrilled to get a green finally, though I imagine it would only be more vibrant had the leaves been more fresh, from earlier in the season. Still, I'm pleased with the results and happy to add green and more yellow to the growing rainbow of yarn that is piling up in my studio, just waiting for the right moment to begin a project. I'm excited to have these to play with all winter long, and I most definitely foresee some stripes in my future!
As I've been posting about naturing dyeing recently, there have been a lot of questions about what sources I'm using for information - of course, the internet is full of information, and I have a big shelf of books on the subject, but the one I refer to most of all is Wild Color: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes by Jenny Dean. It's a great resource.
Though, I did just add The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyers Field Guide by Alan Bessette. That's right, mushrooms are up next!
It's a good thing these sheep keep growing more fleece, I tell you.