When a moment arises and there is an opportunity for dyeing, I dye, my friends, I dye. One such moment came a little while back when we had lovely organic carrots from our friends’ farm… and they came with lovely organic carrot tops, of course.
Fixing carrot top dye requires alum, but I am well prepared. I have sheep fleece sitting in cold alum solution in buckets in my driveway.
Into the dye pot they went! This went so well that I am doing it again as I write.
In the mean time, undyed fleece from the same sheep, Viola the pale grey crossbred, is also being prepared for spinning, because… I have an ambitious plan that will require some more undyed yarn…