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I will be planting a garden in my backyard full of plants that will be used to create natural dyes.
I will be planting a garden in my backyard full of plants that will be used to create natural dyes.
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I am a new fiber artist who is delving into the world of natural dyeing.  I have dabbled in dyeing a small amount largely due to the fact that I am still learning and I haven't had access to dye plants such as Indigofera tinctoria, Madder, Woad, etc.  I have made two hooked rugs out of yarn that I have naturally dyed. 

I would like to raise funds to plant a dye garden in my backyard that will include plants that I can use to dye wool yarn and floss.  I will use the wool and yarn in hooked rugs and punch needle artwork. 

This dyed wool will primarily be used in my artwork, which can be viewed at dyednaturally.wordpress.com/

Here is one example of my artwork where I used several different yarns that I dyed using daffodils, goldenrod, dandelions, plums, blueberries, black eye susans, sandbar willows and prarie dock.

Here is an example of a punchneedle design I made using DMC floss.  I would like to be able to dye floss with natural elements to create pictures like this in the future. I did hand draw this picture, but it was inspired by another artists' picture I found on google images.

This KICKSTARTER program is the first step in a new adventure for me.  Thank you in advance for checking out my project and for funding my dye garden project.

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    Thank you posted on my blog at http://dyednaturally.wordpress.com/ as well as pictures of the growing garden, updates on the garden as it grows!

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    A picture postcard of the dye garden in full bloom as well as the reward above!

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    Big thank yous on my blog, a picture postcard of the dye garden in full bloom, a sample card of naturally dyed wool yarn to show the spectrum of colors created by the plants in the garden!

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    A small piece of art created with naturally dyed wool yarn or floss using dye plants from the dye garden, BIG THANK YOUS on my blog, updates on the dye garden, a picture postcard of the dye garden in full bloom.

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    One skein of naturally dyed yarn along with a picture of the plant the yarn was dyed with. Big Thank You on my blog and a picture postcard of the dye garden, updates on the dye garden.

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    A 5" x 5" hooked design created with naturally dyed yarn or floss from the dye garden, Big Thank Yous on my blog and a picture postcard of the dye garden, updates of the progress of the dye garden.

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    BIG BIG thanks on my blog. Two skeins of naturally dyed yarn along with pictures of the plants the yarn was dyed with. OR a 8" X 11" rug hooked using naturally dyed yarn or floss. A picture postcard of the dye garden in full bloom. Updates of the progress of the dye garden.

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    18" x 24" hooked rug using naturally dyed yarn, of the dye garden. A big thank you on my blog, a picture postcard of the dye garden, updates of the garden throughout the project.

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