Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dyeing with Nature

The kids have been back at school for nearly two weeks now. Over the holidays I did very little craft wise, so it took me a while to get back into the swing of felting again, but this week has been much more productive than last week. I have been experimenting with my natural dye kit that I bought from DT craft and design at woolfest. I decided it would be easier to felt items first then dye, rather than dye the wool tops. Here are some of my pieces, which are slowly making their way to etsy and folksy. I love the fact that you're never quite sure how they will turn out, it makes the process much more fun.

Dyed with teal (and some left over logwood)

Dyed with logwood

I did some more flowers today using madder, they have a real autumnal feel to them. As soon as they've finished I'll share them with you.

And here's something I've been meaning to blog about for a while. Do you remember this top I made on Charity Musoma Van der Meer's workshop, well I made a similar one for my daughter in lilac. She wore it to her leaver's disco (she's just moved up to Junior school).


Gifelt said...

Che belli questi fiori!

Silver Moss Jewellery said...

The natural colours are just exquisite. I love them! Thanks for sharing. Love the top too!

Angela said...

Superb! said...

I love to dye or paint my pieces after they are felted! It's so much fun to see how they will turn out, PLUS I think it makes things go a little faster!!!

Anonymous said...

After centuries spent English teaching I've retired into such an exciting space where, amongst other passions, I've just discovered felting. I am finding your posts very inspiring. Thank you.

Kenleigh's Fiber Studio said...

Beautiful pieces! I haven't done much dyeing, but it looks like a lot of fun.