Natural Dyeing

twenty years later…2020

twenty years later…2020

In 2000, my family started raising sheep. We bought 2 lambs, then 2 more, then 4 more a few times, lambed our own across two decades, and had many ups and some downs. A few years ago we decided it was time to ease out of shepherding. Now, in the fall of 2020, we have...

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Dye work continues

The beat goes on....focusing on the handpainted yarns. Katie prepped ...I got a dye lot of Rooster done. It's been a challenge between snow and rain, watching the weather for clear days...the color was developing here and turned out predictably beautiful!The...

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Hues to you!

My studio is brimming with color despite the backdrop of frigid and snowy weather outside. I frequently struggle with the yin and yang between the desk and dyepot with multiple projects and deadlines in both areas. Welcome to a glimpse of what has been cooking in the...

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Because of you

I am spurred on....by my family, friends, blogger buds and all the wonderful people I have met at shows and beyond. Such encouraging words, ideas and enthusiasm. I have heard from natural dyers who want to link up, knitters who want to knit with my yarns and some who...

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Rhinebeck 2010

Countdown....Rhinebeck 2010 is this coming weekend. A few of the boxes that are packed with yarns....all in natural dyed hues with yarn from the flock! Looking forward to the show! Please stop and say hello!

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The Blues ~ For students not for me!

Recovery is treacherous, cruel and oh, so boring! Here is my existence to some degree. I mean from here I travel on crutches to the bathroom, the bedroom and the kitchen. I have a spot in the kitchen at the island where I can elevate the foot and at least converse...

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Greasy winner!

Beverly wins! And you were all so close. I am impressed.The actual weight of the sheep coat in full grease was 28 oz. Beverly came closest at 29 ounces. Congratulations! More fun and games to follow.I just returned Saturday night from a week in Seattle working with...

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Join us for a workshop?

Workshops for the 2010 season at Long Ridge Farm are open! Three day workshops with Michele Wipplinger are featured for August. The first is Basilan: Earth Pigments and Infusions from Mali, Africa. The second is Woad: The Ancient European Blue.Michele WipplingerPatty...

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Natural dyeing with Barglar recipe

I have been corresponding with a gentleman in England who found my article online about a dye recipe using green leaves (Barglar) and onion skins that I learned while working with Uzbekistan dyers a few years ago.From the left are the results of the Barglar recipe on...

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Wowie zowie

Everytime I dye with weld those words come to mind! And we are having wowie zowie spring/summer weather to go with it. Weld!

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