How did all this come from seeing the new growth of nettles do I hear you ask? Well I’m glad you did ask that very important question…..
I also love to use tea, yes, breakfast usually but any brand will do, and one of these days I am going to go into the supermarket and ask for all the onion skins, you know those bits that fall off from around the outside, as I believe they are also great for dye, and the bark of a pear tree will make things purple, this I have got to see.
I follow a few yarn dyers on Instagram and have always loved that style of work, especially if the dye source is something that can be foraged from the road side.
Here is Mia showing the difference between tea dyed and un-dyed material. I think it adds a lovely softness to the colour.
So who would like to see more blogs about my experimenting with natural dyeing? I really feel that this will add to my sense of well being and this shows through in my dolls, I love the thought of being able to source more locally and naturally.
Drop me a comment and let me know if you have tried some unusal items when dyeing, or if there is anything you’d like me to try, and stay tuned, this could get messy…….