Monday, December 15, 2008
Saturday, 12-27 Fiber Swap/Sale at Wendy's. This is a great opportunity to clear out some of your stash and accumulate more stash or swap out some of your stash for someone else's. We had so much fun at Nancy's last year! Bring your wool, roving, yarn, finished items, patterns, books, equipment, and anything else related to the fiber arts. Or just come for the food and fun! We will probably get started around 10:00 am Any questions and directions to Wendy's call Sandy @ 320-274-5666 or email me @ email@example.com
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Natural Dying Days at Pam's With a Thank you to Gail vonBargen, Here are some excepts about those days spent at Pam's from Gails Blog:
The next morning, I piled out of bed, assembled materials and drove up-country to Pam Davis', another Shetland shepherd near Cokato, MN. She was hosting a natural dyeing workshop taught by Karen Rohnsvoog. The participants had spent Friday gathering pots of dye materials, and when I arrived Saturday, I just had to make little skeins of white wool and try the different dye pots. Oh, and also help everyone mix up a vat of indigo I'd brought from my vegetable garden. The colors were amazing-- see here some results:The dyes were: left: a combination of lead plant, goldenrod and indigo. I'd dipped a ball of yarn in the three pots in succession. Next, indigo, near the end of the day, so lighter blue; the gray is from purple basil; canary yellow is from apple bark; bright orange-yellow is wood sunflower; light sage green is Black Raspberry (leaves?); dark indigo blue from an early dip in the vat; goldenrod; and logwood.Amazing. Beautiful, naturally obtained colors. I want to weave a plaid scarf from the colors just to remember that day and how much fun it was.