Monday, October 16, 2006

I am experimenting and playing with natural dyes, and, have saved the leftover "tea" from our last few batches of hydrosol. The water lleft over from distilling the eucalyptus hydrosol was a really, REALLY interesting red color. I used some of the actual eucalyptus plant matter to compost dye some silk squares...those won't be ready for a few weeks, so I don't know what they look like. But I dyed this roving with the eucalyptus "tea" and think it's a really pretty color! Next, I'll try the leftover tea from the lemon eucalyptus we did a week or two ago. :)


Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

that stuff looks soft and very pretty - what do you do with it?

KC said...

I think it's Rascal and CatZee's mommie that weaves and has a spinning wheel.

Also, check out the first part of my sweet little KC's formerly feral story today on our blog. In fact, the owner of grr, midnight & cocoa (who posted above) is the angel who saved KC from certain, immediate death at the shelter.

girlwithasword said...

Hi Grr, midnight and cocoa! it's roving, which is fiber. SHeep, in this case. You can spin with it, knit with it, or use it for needlefelting. Also makes mighty fine cat beds and toys (but then....what doesn't?)