Pretty colours

It’s fairly boring doing all the little skeins, but they do look pretty once they’re done.


So, if anyone would like to come play with them this weekend I think there are still spaces at the Weald and downland, or alternately I’ve listed a bundle of ten in my folksy shop (see the buttons in the side bars)

And I’m really looking forward to playing with the skeins I dyed up for tablet weave. I think the pale second wash madder was the right choice to contrast the darker colours


~ by opusanglicanum on April 17, 2015.

14 Responses to “Pretty colours”

  1. They look fabulous in the basket – there is just something about skeins of thread all packed together, like lovely jewels…

  2. So inspiring! My dye plants turned out to be a bit of a flop. Woad and Weld didn’t germinate, Indigo turned out to be a weed, Henna died (if it was henna) and the jury is out on the seedling I think might or might not be madder. In short I got a lesson in buying seeds online. I have decided to run with NZ natives and proven plants like gorse instead.
    Heading to folksy store next week. πŸ™‚

    • I had the same problems with woad, I live near the sea so all the leaves blew off. For years I had to use indigo but luckily woad is being grown commercially again. Oddly enough, Gareth just ordered seeds of eucalyptus cinneria( at least I think that was the variety) be causes he’s intrigued by the idea of using it as a red dye. He’s very good at exotics though…

  3. Those colours look truly scrumptious!

  4. Gorgeous colours!

    I very much wish I could come along to another of your courses. Ah well, perhaps next year. I really need to visit the Weald and Downland sometime, anyway…

  5. A rainbow in a basket. So tempting.

  6. love to share some of your pictures on my Medieval Housewives facebook page – would that be ok?

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