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Friday, 17 April 2009

Rhubarb and Custard!

Hi, do you remember the hanks of wool yarn and Shetland tops I dyed at the end of last month, well I've spun up the 2% Red Lac (Rhine-M) and the 2% Marigold (Ambrosia) and here is the result.

I'm really delighted with the hank which is pun on my Jumbo flyer. I took staple lengths of each colour, alternating each colour as I spun. The staple lengths weren't accurately weighed as I wanted some overlap of the colours.

I'm going to knit it into a diagonal scarf, from a pattern I was shown in The Hague at Dineke's workshop last month, which I'm hoping will give me some subtle diagonal stripes. If I have any left I might just get out my Knitters Loom and weave a narrow scarf, too.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Fame at last!!

I was interviewed earlier this week by The Textiles Directory and have been featured in this weeks Friday Focus. Please take some time to read the interview here. You will also get a chance to win a Mini Starter Kit if you read all the way through to the end!

It was quite an in depth interview and hope that it will give every one some ideas of how to use natural dye extracts and some food for thought. Some of the ideas will be used in this blog in the coming months, in a little more detail, so please keep an eye open or subscribe to our RSS feed.

I was also contacted by Ethical Living magazine with a query from one of there reads. I'm hoping the answer to the query will be in a future issue of that magazine and that I will be able to do some articles with them in the future.

In the mean time have a look at the Pure Tinctoria online shop and have a great week-end.

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