First off, my entry for the Hipknits competition 'Shoreline' - with the addition of some seashells and driftwood. I tried to simulate a strip of shoreline with the waves and foam breaking on the sand.
Three hats for BISS - some more to knit up yet:
Yesterday the Guild held a dyeing day in Judy's garden. I forgot my camera yet again, so can't show the amount of skeins we produced, or the lovely garden.
Here are my mini skeins and fibre:
We used logwood, sanderswood, brazilwood, cochineal, bindweed, weld, cutch, and some other wood chips that we were given by a wood-turner at Chale Show. We also did a pot of passion flower fruit, but I had already dunked my skeins so didn't get to use that. Some dye pots had mordants added later on, hence the range of colours.
Apparently the dye will leach when I first wash the yarn, so I'll end up with a more pastel palette. Looking forward to spinning the coloured tops. Not sure what to do with the miniskeins, perhaps make a patchwork of squares for demonstration days.