The beginnings of a new design - a baby washcloth. I have carefully selected this bamboo/cotton blended yarn to ensure that it is gentle, super soft and made with natural fibres, perfect for delicate baby skin #handmadebabygifts
This pouffe is probably the single most useful thing I've ever knit. On various occasions it has been a seat, a table, a pillow, a footstool, a backrest, and a dog bed. Unfortunately, the yarn I used was too fuzzy and it's starting to get a bit grungy. I'm planning to make another one soon with a more durable material. If you have any recommendations for rope or cord-like yarns let me know in the comments below!
Pattern: None. I freestyled it
Completed: September 2015
Today I went to a workshop on using natural dyes on natural fibers. More specifically it was about Alpaca wool and experimenting with dye resources found in Az. There was also lots of discussion about everyday items, like avocado peels and black beans, plus the various mordants that can be used. For the lab part there were various vats of dye. One with rabbit brush for yellow, prickly pear for a light pink, and the Cochineal bug for magenta! I chose the Cochineal and the photo shows the color as it appears on the Alpaca wool, wet and dry! Very interesting and inspiring, lots of experiments to try at home now! #naturaldye#textileart#fiberart#fiberartist#makearteveryday#yarnlove#alpacawool#cochineal#arizonaartist