Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Dyer's Coreopsis

My family and I have been collecting dyer's coreopsis to dry, sell, and use. With all the rain we've had this year, the flowers have responded in force! It's called "dyer's coreopsis" for a reason. The color is lightfast and washfast. One of our native dyes that can make that claim.  Five ounce bags of dried flowers run $14.95. Check my Etsy store for availability.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Spring in Oklahoma

Well, it's February.  A little early to be calling it "spring", but that is what it feels like and that is the forecast.  My dye garden is beginning to shake off it's winter nap.  The weld is going to be great this year! Soon it will be time to collect material for my first dye workshop coming-up in April at the Multi Arts Center, in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  Right now, it is the only comprehensive dye workshop on the schedule for 2013. 

Another dye class on the books is "The red - madder and cochineal".  That one will happen at in May at the Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival.  Check their website for more details.