12 September 2011

Colour

Hawthorn yellow and Koolaid purple yarns side by side on the line.
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Children at play.
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Treasure!
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Final stripe being knitted on Jenna's Koolaid dress.
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Birthing art.
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Harvest bounty (some of it turned right away into gorgeously crimson pear and damson crumble).
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And my first lace, for the yoke of that rainbow tunic.
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Such a colourful weekend of Autumn-ness, friends, food, and crafting.

7 comments:

  1. looks like you had areally productive weekend!
    Really lovely photos. x x x

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  2. your birthing picture is stunning!
    I too have been blogging about the joys of fresh fruit a plenty and enjoying the harvest!
    blessings

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  3. Lovely photos. I'm making Phoebe a rainbow dress too. Just trying to track down some nice red yarn that won't break the bank. I am tempted to do kool aid dying with her but not sure where to get the yarn to start with. Hmm more investigation needed i feel.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful pics xx

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  4. I love the colour of that hawthorn dye. Another one to add to my list!! Lots of loveliness happening in your house!

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  5. Laura: http://www.worldofwool.co.uk/products/45/yarns/aran_weight_35nm.htm and for large quantities Fyberspates is amazing value and always the best quality. :)

    The red took three sachets of cherry koolaid and it's still not very bright, it takes a lot of koolaid to get dark colours! :) It's usually cheapest to get it direct from the company: Koolaid.co.uk is the UK site.

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  6. We found treasure at the weekend too. is koolaid dying fairly easy? I have some blank canvas wool and would really love to have a go at dying it myself but I have no idea where to start!

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  7. We just mixed up koolaid with hot water and *gently* added our pre-soaked yarn - because the koolaid has food colouring and acid in it there's no need for further mordanting or anything. You can heat it gently (without bubbling, which would felt it) if you want a brighter colour. The yarn sucks up all the colour and leaves clear water behind!

    Your wool has to be animal fibres though, acid dyes (including food dyes) don't work on plant or man made fibres - you'd need procion for that, which is just as simple but slightly more toxic and a lot more expensive.

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