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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