Pie dish dyes: Quick and easy stovetop dyes to make your scrap projects sing

In my previous post about my serial Barn Raising blanket projects, I spoke about dyeing up leftovers of solid coloured yarns to make fun variegates and speckled yarns. Today I want to show how I do this using just kool aid, a pyrex pie dish, a few small glasses and a tea strainer to create fun colour effects. In the past I’ve shared how I used microwave dye methods to create tonal and long colour … More Pie dish dyes: Quick and easy stovetop dyes to make your scrap projects sing

Perennials are not just for garden beds; Knitting Barn-raising blankets for comfort

One of the key elements of planting a garden is, for me, building up the stock of favourite perennials. These are the plants that make your garden home, and as they appear a flourish each year feel like returning friends. While I’m still trying out how various long loved favourite plants will thrive in our new garden and experimenting with how new ones will cope with its harsh heat, in my knitting basket I have … More Perennials are not just for garden beds; Knitting Barn-raising blankets for comfort

A Little Colourplay: Brightening lockdown life

Whether it be a complete brightening up, a bit of overdyeing, or trying to blend with an existing yarn, a bit of DIY yarn dyeing can turn what you already have but don’t love into something you do, and that you can’t wait to use. It can enliven your stash making it more flexible and more aligned to the projects you actually want to make. We all have those yarns that we don’t quite remember … More A Little Colourplay: Brightening lockdown life