I’ve felt inspired to do some natural dyeing and weaving lately. It’s good to mix things up. It keeps me interested and excited about my work.
I have a pot of eucalyptus bark simmering in the studio. It gives a beautiful reddish-brown color, and smells great.
Last week I wove this scarf from soft cotton yarns that I dyed with plants.
Here’s a close-up of the yarns and the weave. I like that it’s not perfect. It has a wabi sabi handmade look about it that appeals to me.
Some of the plants used to dye these colors were pomegranate rind, madder, red hibiscus flowers, brown onion skins and calendula flowers.