Tuesday, November 03, 2009

here is the newest item for sale on etsy shop

Apple Bloosom Shawl

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Dyeing Yarns with Lichens


Left to Right

First yarn- premordanted wool with alum/cot

Second yarn- with copper/vingear

Third yarn - with copper/ammonia

Fourth yarn- with iron

This is lichen i used to dye these yarns with...

greenish grey lichen


Left to right

First yarn -lichen/ammonia-infused for 3 months then let unmordanted wool steeped in dye for 2 wks..

Second yarn-lichen/ammonia-infused for 3 months then used it to dye premordanted wool with alum and cream of tartar-simmered for 30 minutes and left it in for a week..

Third yarn-same as second one above but with different mordant- copper/ammonia

Fourth yarn- same as second one above but with different mordant- iron

Fifth yarn- infuse same lichen in the jar (same jar that still have some unused dye leftover and lichen with some more water added to it) to extract some more color for a few weeks then add unmordanted wool to dye and let it steep in for 2 weeks

Sixth yarn -unmordanted wool was steeped in same dye as 5th one above for a few weeks

Seventh yarn-mixed lichens/ammonia dye-unmordanted wool

edited to add pic of lichen..the one i used to dye 1st to 6th yarns with


Friday, December 26, 2008

hello i have new items for sale at etsy shop


Edited pictures of jewelry for better pics

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Here is newest item for my Etsy shop

Snow in the Cranberry Field scarf is made out of my own handspun yarns..the scarf is hard to take good pic of in bad weather but i will take more pics to get good one of that scarf when the weather clears up....

Here is newest scarf!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

yarns dyed with boletus mushroom

Boletus (bi-color) mushroom

Top is dyed with ammonia that have copper pennies in it....cream with a hint of green

Middle is dyed with iron mordant....light olive green

Bottom is dyed with alum mordant.. greenish yellow

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Look!! New Cuffs.....they are up at my etsy shop!!!!! Click on the etsy shop pics on sidebar or etsy link to go to my shop!!! they are great for back to school...

Friday, May 30, 2008

Old Vintage Jacket..!!!!

The jacket was my grandma's .. She wore it in 1940 to 1960s (i dont know for sure)...it was in my mom 's possession as long as i remembered. She kept it in the old bus after she cleaned up her room till my daughter brought it home a few years ago....It was made by Weather Mist.. I dont know much about that brand .. .. I need some more information on that jacket and how much it is worth now....