Every now and then, I get obsessed by colour, this time it's orange and yellow. I have been dyeing wool with turmeric and sappanwood recently, both giving the colours of Tibetan Buddhists monk's robes. They have such clear colours very similar to the nasturtiums in the garden. Colour is fascinating to play with, if you single ply some silk then ply together with wool, interesting shading and contrasting colour will appear when dyed. You can even get obssessive about spinning and dyeing ending up with too much wool to knit. As an inspiration Alison Daykin and Jane Deane have been doing this for years.
|Elderflower made a couple of weeks ago|