Dyeing with fruit
Upon reading Jenny Dean's Wild Color, I discovered that one can actually dye with Peach and Plum trees. And naturally, since my peach and plum trees had a large amount of low-hanging or sucker-ous branches, I tried it out and was not pleased with the results.
I got a couple of skeins of very pale yarn, one in an oatmeal color gotten with Alum and Tin, and one in a very pale green with Alum alone. I will post photos later, as I can't pulg the digicam into this computer, but was eager to post.
I also tried some pomegranate juice, which yeilded a very pale rose yarn with Alum.
So what did I learn?
1. I know NOTHING about dyeing with natural stuff and need to learn. Upon discovering this, I found a natural dyeing class at Lambtown that I may join.
2. Plum leaves smell REALLY good when simmering on the stove....like Cherries!
Oh, and while in London on business at the beginning of May, my dear husband SLAUGHTERED my BABIES....the seedlings that I had tended for weeks as prep for thie garden along.
***tearing of hair***
***gnashing of teeth***
But,well , I guess I shall forgive him. Some day.