Monday, April 09, 2012


Thanks Jag Photography for the great pictures :)

This is a brilliant dye! I dyed 21 6+ oz skeins of wool and wool/mohair wiht 1 oz. of sustainably harvested logwood extract. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO pretty. I want to play with dyeing some cotton too, need to find some more vintage sheets :)

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Crafty bun

Friday, March 30, 2012

Cochineal dye

An etsy customer bought this set...I'm so pleased they are going home together, and can't wait to see what she does with them. They're all dyed in cochineal, different fibers and different stages of dye exhaust. I'm doing a similar set in logwood for her - so far they're AMAZING. (Pics soon). What would YOU make with a set like this?

Cochineal dye is just amazing. It just goes and goes and goes, and provides brilliant shades of red and pink.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Projects :)

Entrelac blanket, knitted from my handspun single ply naturally colored wool stash.

My stash of naturally dyed vintage/upcycled cotton fabrics is growing nicely!

Monday, March 05, 2012


It goes from this....

To this....

To this :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Easy veggie juice

So I decided to make some homemade V8 type juice. I got out my juicer and went to town. I threw in:tomatoes, a little garlic, a little onion, one jalapeño, a smidgen of beet, a bag of arugula, fresh basil, cucumbers, carrots, and some green peppers. I didn't measure anything, just kind of guessed and adjusted to taste. I put it all in a big pot and brought to a simmer... This really deepened the color, and made it taste and smell much richer. :) I seasoned lightly to taste with seasoned salt, pepper, smoked paprika, lemon juice and Worshestershire sauce. Pour into jars, label and freeze. Easy and so yummy!

(veggie juice on right, berry juice on left)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Here it comes

So the tomato onslaught begins.

I roasted and froze 2 quarts garlic/tomato purée, and juiced and froze 4 quarts homemade "v-7". I also juiced and froze 4 quarts aronia berry juice, and have three dyepots going on the stove.