Thursday, 19 April 2012

goats on my mind


reading about Grace's ongoing goat-adventures and discovering Dru's blog, which is amongst many other things about goats, I remembered I had once bought goats' wool from a lady who keeps goats and spins, dyes and sells their wool. The wool has been in my possession for many years now and I have only managed to knit one spencer ( I am not a knitter, why did I buy the wool? sometimes I buy stuff not really knowing why, I guess I hoped I would become a skilled knitter through buying the wool) anyway back to today, I am into dyeing these days so I decided to try and dye the wool with nettles from the garden for a green colour and tea-leaves for a brown shade. You can see the results above. 
From left to right: tea beige, nettle grey-green and the original white, as bought. 

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