Adventures in Avocado

Oh, the delight I feel when I show off my avocado yarn! Peoples' eyes go wide with disbelief when they hear of the color's source. One of nature's little surprises, these green-brown drupes will render a range of colorfast pinks to fibers of all kinds. Avocados make an excellent beginner's natural dye. The material is… Continue reading Adventures in Avocado

Gathering Dyestuffs

The natural world is abundant in color. It doesn't take long to discover that so many of the organisms we see every day can impart pigment across the whole spectrum. In fact, it may become challenging to go outside, just for the sheer distraction of fennel here, sourgrass there, oak galls left and right! Evernia prunastri… Continue reading Gathering Dyestuffs