Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Learning More at Dye Day

This last Saturday, I went with Renee
and her mom to a natural Dye Day
in Lone Rock, OR.
It's pretty much a left over
Boom Town
that now has only a hand full
of permanent residents.

It was absolutely wonderful!
It's in the middle of nowhere
on a dirt road.

We used natural dyes including:
madder, log-wood, hollyhock, cochanai, and Osage orange.
There was a little mix up and log wood got mixed
with some used madder, 
but it turned into this deep, rich, brown color.
I forgot to get a picture of all the skeins
hanging to dry.

After lunch,
we each brought something to work on.
Marie and Renee brought knitting,
and Renee brought a wheel for me to try out.
It was my first time ever using a wheel.
I am hooked:)
I have a tenancy to over spin the wool.
I need to get on you tube and watch someone's hands
while they are drafting/spinning.
I haven't watched before, 
and there's a lot to just seeing it done. 
So my yarn (1 ply at the moment) is 
both lumpy and over spun.
I guess that's what it takes to learn.

This day had more to offer,
but I will save that for the next post.
And I will introduce you to our amazing hostess.

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. looks like a good time was had and think a spinning wheel is now on your shopping list

  2. That looks like such a fun day! I would love to do something like that.
    Your yarn looks lovely!!