Early Easter morning….

This is my Ashford Spinning wheel, I bought it last year and I am slowly learning to use it. It is lovely and old. I really need someone to show me how to spin I think I have found someone, so that is great news. The tiny amount of spun wool you can see is my attempt and I really enjoyed spinning it, but I have plenty to learn…

I decided to try and do a natural dye with marigolds, here is my pot of marigold flowers. Jenna and Erin ran outside and collected plenty of marigols flowers and we put them in the pot. Soon a lovely browney-golden colour emerged. Wow! My friend Carle’ is such an inspiration, she sells her own naturally dyed wool, www.ourholisticlife.blogspot.com this is her website and she inspired me to try to dye some wool, and I had fun.

These are the wonderful colours that resulted from the marigolds, the skein on the right is natural pure wool and the piece on the left is how the organic wool took on the colour. Can you believe the difference?
Have a wonderful week…

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14 Responses to Easter….

  1. Sarah April 14, 2009 at 12:13 pm #

    I love those bunny whiskers!

  2. Carle' April 14, 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    Oh I love the wiskers and I love your naturally dyed wool… well done my friend!


  3. Joy April 14, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

    Your kids look SO cute! It would be so much fun to learn to spin. Keep us posted on how it’s going. I think the marigold yarn looks beautiful. 😉

  4. Tammy April 14, 2009 at 3:24 pm #

    Those whiskered bunnies are awfully cute! 🙂

    Your spinning wheel…wow, I bet that is fun to learn to use. Your yarn looks really nice!

  5. Erin April 14, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    I love the kids w/ bunny ears and whiskers pics. They’ll look back on that one someday and smile!

  6. Dawn April 14, 2009 at 8:11 pm #

    Your kids look so cute with their bunny ears and whiskers! That wool turned such a beautiful color.

  7. Stephanie April 15, 2009 at 5:43 am #

    The colors from the marigolds are gorgeous!
    And the wheel is worth drooling over, too. 🙂

  8. Lydia April 15, 2009 at 8:59 am #

    The Easter Hare came to your house also! 🙂 What fun!

  9. suzanne April 15, 2009 at 6:48 pm #

    Wow what a bunny bunch you have…Love the hats. The wool dye looks great Linds. Keep going and then just roll them up the hill to me…


  10. dottyspots April 16, 2009 at 9:44 am #

    Ooooh, a spinning wheel. I have friends who spin (bit of a commute for you though ;0)

    My youngest children are now convinced that they could pretty much find a egg anywhere if they looked hard enough (result of 2 different egg hunts on 2 different days).

  11. themagiconions April 16, 2009 at 11:26 pm #

    Looks like a lovely and festive Easter. Your children are so sweet. And your wool came out a wonderful colour. My marigolds have just started to do really well and I’ve been toying with using their dye… now I’ll try. Thanks.

  12. Kelly April 17, 2009 at 12:33 am #

    Looks like you all had great fun over Easter, Linda. Your children look so full of fun! Your marigold dyed wool looks lovely. Your spinnigg wheel looks the same as mine. Wish I could come over and spin with you. I so, so love spinning. A lovely, very experienced spinner I know recommends spinning for at least 30 mins a day.

  13. Lisa Anne April 17, 2009 at 12:51 pm #

    Great photos of your life. I have the same spinnning wheel, but my daughter used that one because I spin with my other hand and it is difficult for me to use.

  14. Linda April 18, 2009 at 7:23 am #

    Hello everyone,

    Thanks so much for all your comments, I love to hear from all of you. I had so much fun dyeing the wool and Kelly, I would love for you to come over and teach me to spin….

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