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By Nikki Tiley (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) In today’s world, we grow edible plants so we can eat healthier, but very few people think of growing plants to dye with. There has been some evidence that the commercial productsRead this artice Shibori, Fabric Painting, Fabric Art, Fabric Crafts, Satin Fabric, Painting Art, Fabric Design, Sewing Crafts, Cotton Fabric

30 Amazing Plants From Your Garden To Use As Dye

(Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) In today’s world, we grow edible plants so we can eat healthier, but very few people think of growing plants . . .

Recycle old T-shirts into twine. one day i might want to crochet with t-shirt yarn. Yarn Crafts, Fabric Crafts, Sewing Crafts, Crochet Stitches, Knit Crochet, Crochet Cats, Crochet Birds, Crochet Food, Crochet Animals

Recycle old T-shirts into twine. one day i might want to crochet with t-shirt yarn...

Steaming method for natural dyes. Shibori, Fabric Yarn, How To Dye Fabric, Textile Dyeing, Dyeing Yarn, Dyeing Fabric, Weaving Textiles, Natural Dye Fabric, Natural Dyeing

Steaming method for natural dyes. Great blog - simplynotable.com shows the process.

Lazy, rainy and cold Sunday. I’m watching Uk Masterchef and making ‘fauxlags’. They are like rolags that you make with hand cards. but these are made with a commercial combed top. Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Needle Felting Tutorials, Nuno Felting, Felt Art, Felt Flowers, Felt Crafts, Wool Felt, Felted Wool

Beata's Fauxlags tutorial, making rolags without a hand cards or blending board

If you've wondered what mordants do for natural dyes, here is a quick overview of the top Natural Dye Mordants. **copper and iron varying in toxicity depending on the form they are in. Fabric Yarn, How To Dye Fabric, Fabric Crafts, Shibori, Natural Dye Fabric, Natural Dyeing, Fabric Dyeing Techniques, Fabric Manipulation, Nature Crafts

Mordants: An Overview of Mordants for Natural Dyes - Wearing Woad

The majority of natural dyes, whether chemical dyes or natural dyes, adhere to the fiber through a chemical bond. With straight dye and fiber, this bond is easy to degrade and break. However, some compounds can cause the dye to adhere to the fiber. These compounds are called mordants, and are usually metal salts. Natural ... Read More about Mordants: An Overview of Mordants for Natural Dyes

Bream Bay Kindergarten: Opening and closing Karakia School Resources, Teaching Resources, Maori Songs, Treaty Of Waitangi, Waitangi Day, Maori Symbols, Maori Designs, Nz Art, Maori Art

Opening and closing Karakia

The Treaty of Waitangi is an inherent part of our practice where Tikanga and te reo are woven into the fabric of our day...here are our karakia to open and close the day.

Not So Fugitive Natural Dyes: Top Seven Colorfast Natural Dyes - Wearing Woad Fabric Yarn, How To Dye Fabric, Wool Yarn, Shibori, Natural Dye Fabric, Natural Dyeing, Impression Textile, Fibre And Fabric, Art Textile

Not So Fugitive Natural Dyes: Top Seven Colorfast Natural Dyes - Wearing Woad

Natural dyes are fun, and enjoyable, but finding out too late that your dye is not a colorfast natural dye is heartbreaking. This list of some of the top colorfast natural dyes can help you have an enjoyable and fun time with your natural dye adventures. Indigo, walnut, and madder are just a few of the colorfast dyes.

Dirty tips, next to a clean sample I wanted them to look like, these are from different parts of the fleece, but the clean lock is my control sample Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Wool Yarn, Wool Felt, Felted Wool, Loom Weaving, Tapestry Weaving, Felting Tutorials

Stain removal from my lovely locks

The following is an experiment I wanted to test out if it worked. But I want to strongly advise if anyone tries this for them self, to test a lock or two and see if you are happy with the re…

My pal let me know that she received her yarn yesterday, so I can post the stories of its birth. The first yarn that I attempted (and actua. Fabric Yarn, How To Dye Fabric, Wool Yarn, Spinning Wool, Spinning Wheels, Bead Loom Patterns, Tapestry Weaving, Hand Dyed Yarn, Yarn Colors

Dyeing variegated yarn with Wilton's

My pal let me know that she received her yarn yesterday, so I can post the stories of its birth. The first yarn that I attempted (and actually completed) was an orange, brown and green self-striping yarn, detailed in a post I wrote yesterday. As mentioned, I wasn't thrilled with how tangled it got and how many times I had to re-skein it (and the felting that occurred) so I decided to make a second skein a different way. I chose colors that I thought might look neat together (all the shades…

How to wash and spin fine wool from locks Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Sheep Face, Wool Quilts, Yarn Thread, Knitting Magazine, Wool Yarn, Needle Felting

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The milkweed plant produces a fiber that can be used by spinners. Fibers from hemp, flax, dogbane, milkweed and nettle have been used f. Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Milkweed Plant, Flax Fiber, Drop Spindle, Plant Fibres, Weaving Textiles, Yarn Crafts, Tuto Tricot

Processing, spinning and knitting milkweed fiber

The Inconsequential Blogger: Processing, spinning and knitting milkweed fiber

Cotton Clouds Easy Spin Cotton Kit (Deluxe Version with DVD) Spinning Yarn, Hand Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Cotton Gin, Spun Cotton, Yarn Display, Cotton Clouds, Drop Spindle, Knit Basket

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Easy Spin Cotton kit. Jump right in and learn to spin cotton the easy way! This brass whorl Tahkli Spindle makes cotton spinning so easy. It spins and spins and keeps on spinning! The 3.5 ounce package of prepared cotton Punis, are hand carded in India. You'll love how easy these fibers are to draft into a fine cotton yarn. Printed step-by-step instructions are included.

Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia: Retting Flax Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Flax Fiber, Plant Fibres, Weaving Textiles, Homemade Crafts, Basket Weaving, Weaving

Retting Flax

From Gerry, Historical Interpreter: There are many different ways of retting. The retting process is rotting of the inside reedy layer of the flax, so that you can free out the fibers. The Germans use the process of dew-retting, in the fall of the year, when the dew is the heaviest. It is laid out in long thin rows in short grass to collect the nightly dews. It may take several weeks. The problem with this method is that you get mold and mildew on the flax, so the quality is not as good as…

Nettle yarn making Spinning Yarn, Hand Spinning, Flax Fiber, Plant Fibres, Textiles, Closer To Nature, Wet Felting, Basket Weaving, Permaculture

Make Fabric From Nettles

Watch nettles being turned into fabric. This film shows harvesting, retting, stalk splitting, pith removal, carding, finger-spinning and knitting. This 'fiel...

Processing Stinging Nettle fibres - YouTube Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Nuno Felting, Needle Felting, Flax Fiber, Edible Wild Plants, Plant Fibres, Textiles, Basket Weaving

Processing Stinging Nettle fibres

Trying to process Stinging Nettle fiber to make it softer and useable. Based upon information of Sunny Savage of Savage Design.https://www.youtube.com/watch?...