Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Dyeing for Spring

After the cold bleak weather of the winter we have supposedly just experienced the hottest April ever, with Horncastle being hotter than Honalulu.
The weather is just bizarre and Mother Nature is throwing extremes at us in a matter of weeks. Today we are back to our usual spring weather - April showers! and our summer clothes go back into the drawer.

The flowers have enjoyed this warm weather too and I have been gathering the finished daffodil heads and the fallen camellia blooms.

I have been eager to continue dyeing my fleece with handmade natural dyes. The results  of these two flowers are shown above.

My zwarbles fleece and brown alpaca have both been washed and I have blended them together and can't wait to spin it.

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