By a change of mind, or by accident, sometimes we end up with yarns that we no longer like the… Read More »Overdye effects: depth of shades vary by starting tone.
Eco-printing is a method for directly transferring the shape and color of whole plant materials to fabric or paper. I’ve… Read More »Eco-printing on sock blanks: direct dyeing with plant parts
This year has afforded several opportunities to try new-to-me natural dyes, and this week I’m discussing my first trial dyeing… Read More »Dyeing wool with black hollyhocks: blue made easy
One of my favorite dye techniques to date is dip-dyeing. I love self-striping yarns for socks, but dip-dyeing can also… Read More »Dip Dye Yarn: An easy technique creates striped or variegated effects
Hot chili oil can make any bland vegetable more interesting and fun. When you’re overrun with fresh greens this summer,… Read More »Spicy Greens, or: What to do with that mystery veg in my CSA box
I remember years ago, when we had a garden overflowing with vegetables, that I was stopping the neighborhood children on… Read More »Glazed Zucchini: A quick and tasty side dish for summer
Whether I’m having a friend over for coffee or trying to figure out a last-minute addition to a potluck supper,… Read More »Cream Scones: A quick savory or sweet treat
Bees are amazing creatures, and we’ve all heard about how vital they are to the wild ecosystem, and to our… Read More »Relocating Bees: our friends attempt to re-home a swarm.