flowering rosemary and a bee

Dyeing Yarn With Rosemary

Dyeing yarn with rosemary is a great way to get started with natural dyeing. Rosemary is readily available in many regions, even if you don’t happen to have a rosemary plant growing in your own garden. Like my company’s name suggests, I highly value rosemary as a dye plant. Not only does it smell absolutely …

floral garland embroidery on a white t-shirt along with an embroidery hoop and scissors

Embroidery For Beginners

Today I want to start with a completely new topic: embroidery for beginners. To me, embroidery is the most relaxing and meditative fiber craft (along with spinning) and I don’t do it nearly as often as I would like to. When I set up this website a year ago I created an embroidery category which …

a blue hand knitted song a some flowers next to it

Knitting With All Natural Sock Yarn (My 7 Tips)

In today’s world, knitting with all natural sock yarn is a bit unusual. Yarn brands generally offer a merino/nylon blend for sock knitting, in most cases with a superwash treatment on top. The nylon is added to increase stability and the superwash treatment provides the convenience to simply throw your handknittted socks into the washing …

a floral cup of espresso sitting in the middle of several skeins of yarns in shades of pinks, purples and browns

How To Dye Yarn With Coffee

If you have ever asked yourself how to dye yarn with coffee and which colorways you can create with it, this post is for you. Coffee is another great dyestuff for beginners. It is readily available and a form of kitchen waste, if you collect and use spent coffee grounds. This post contains affiliate links. …

three skeins of yarns in pink shades and an amaranth hopi red dye on a wooden surface

Natural Dyeing With Amaranth

This blog post is all about natural dyeing with amaranth. I grew the amaranth ‘Hopi red dye’ variety from seed for the first time this year and want to share my experience of using it as a dyestuff with you. And I am absolutely delighted with the color potential of this plant. This post contains …