Natural Dyeing with Sumac

I’m actually loving this natural dyeing journey. I love exploring nature and just the idea of using natural plants to create colors really speaks to my heart. I’ve been waiting for the sumac around my house to produce berries. I’ve been dyeing quite a bit with dye materials that produce…

Dyeing with Marigolds

Oh the color- and the scent of the marigolds is as equally impressive! My daughter, Kassie, and I harvested these beautiful marigolds from a friend’s country home in nearby Harrietta. My friend, Joy, is an expert natural dyer (although she doesn’t love that term) and she loaded us up on…

Natural Dyeing with Walnuts

Goodness- I’ve been wanting to dye with walnuts for quite some time. I’ve been reading quite a few blogs and natural dyeing reference books in preparation to dye with those little green gems. Now all I had to do was wait- and wait–and wait until those walnuts made an appearance…

Natural Dyeing with Buckthorn

Oh my goodness. Buckthorn, buckthorn- the nemesis of the Berry Lake neighborhood. In our area, buckthorn is an invasive plant and the Berry Lake neighbors have been on a mission over the last few years to rid our little lake of this invader. Imagine my surprise then, while researching natural…