2/05/2013

a little rainbow

Just because I needed something to lift my spirits (both my children've been ill), I thought about sharing today a photo I took not long ago.

rainbow of naturally dyed felted wool
a rainbow (or sort of) of naturally dyed felted wool fabric

A rainbow (sort of) of naturally dyed felted wool. This wool used to be a jacket my mom had sewn a long time ago for my father. Instead of letting this jacket being eaten by moth, I've decided, a year & a half ago, to give it a second chance, a second life. I cut it into piece, and started dyeing it with plants.
At random, there is wool dyed with : red cabbage, ivy leaves, avocado skins, onion peels, yarrow flowers & stems, alder cones, Italian buckthorn berries & leaves, sage leaves, wild rosemary leaves, wild strawberry leaves, colewort stems & pods, blue gum bark, and wild fennel stems & flowers.
Just give me time, and these will get a third life. In the meantime, their happy colors fill my heart & eyes with joy !
Be well !

16 comments:

  1. Fantastic!! I'm going to give this a go too soon...

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    1. Thank you ! I hope you will, natural dyeing is so interesting ! :)

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  2. What a BEAUTIFUL palette of color....so lovely to see this!

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    1. Thanks a lot Sweetpea ! Glad you enjoyed this photo !

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  3. I love these colors and am so interested in natural dyes. Looks so fun!

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    1. Thanks Katie ! Natural dyeing can become addictive, you can't say you haven't been warned ! ;-)

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  4. I'm really surprise how many colors you got!!! Great job!!! After reading your blog months ago, I've bought couple books about natural dyeing and began to do my own. Thanks a lot!!!

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    1. Thanks a lot Tatiana ! Oh, I'm so glad if I inspired you to start your own natural dyeing experiments, that's so great ! :D

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  5. Pretty! I hope your little ones feel better.

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  6. Pretty! I hope your little ones fell better.

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  7. these shades of color are so beautiful. Natural dyeing is so rewarding!

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