Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Dye days

Here are a few images from my recent adventures in natural dyeing.  I mordanted some of my handspun and roving in saltwater from the ocean, and then experimented with eucalyptus and oak galls on my friend's stovetop.  
Preparing fibers for dyeing with ocean water.  
Handspun drying in the breeze.
My friend's lovely gate...
Harvesting color with Hilary.  We're gathering fresh shoots of eucalyptus.

And into the dye pot....
Silk, cotton, and my wool roving in the bottom right corner...

Tomorrow it should be dry, and we'll see the results!