I background dyed this thrifted cashmere scarf first in some used dye, then layered it with leaves and wrapped and tied it around an iron spring. Steamed for 2 hours and unwrapped the next day.
Eco dyed silk and wool, air drying on our tiny verandah.
The sunlight makes it all look golden, but there is actually a lot of purple, green and soft orange as well! Closeup pics soon.
A sunny winter’s day in Tasmania – we could not resist a leisurely walk long the road from our cottage on Mt Elephant. The leaves I collected will be used for eco printing tomorrow.
yes, it’s winter down under … my market stall this weekend
finished a purple scarf in my currently favourite queen anne’s lace pattern
the yarn is panda ‘fiesta’, and has silver threads as highlights
i’m now working on a green scarf in the same pattern
it is a unique hand dyed tasmanian alpaca that i found in the alpaca shoppe in deloraine
this is a finer and more delicate-looking scarf than the others i’ve made so far
it’s been interesting seeing how different the same pattern looks when made in different colours and yarns …