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hobbitknitter
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Posted - 01/21/2006 :  3:53:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit hobbitknitter's Homepage Send hobbitknitter a Private Message
Yup. I started it today on a whim (partly thanks to Vi having brought up gardening. Everything is Vi's fault. )

http://greenthumbs2greenyarn.blogspot.com/

Ever noticed that if you look at the word "green" long enough, it starts looking like it's spelled wrong?

Anyway if you'd like to join, I just figured out how to add members to the blog so let me know!

~Sarah Elizabeth
 Spinners make the world go round.
Keep on knitting on!
http://knitonespintoo.blog-city.com

truly violet
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Posted - 01/21/2006 :  6:01:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
EVERYTHING is my fault?

are you sure?
EVERYTHING????

gees.......

now I simply MUST win 87 million in the lottery

never mind I never did play
I still need to win it

hahahahaha
ok off to check this out

vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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hobbitknitter
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Posted - 01/21/2006 :  6:32:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit hobbitknitter's Homepage Send hobbitknitter a Private Message
haha

so vi do ya wanna join?

I'll post some pictures of some stuff I did last year up soon, also a list of books and junk....

Of course the -along won't really start until spring, but starting now gives people plenty of time to research plants and plan out their gardens.


~Sarah Elizabeth
 Spinners make the world go round.
Keep on knitting on!
http://knitonespintoo.blog-city.com
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truly violet
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Posted - 01/21/2006 :  7:10:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
hmmmmmmmmmm
I am thinking
( that is the stench you smell.....my brain cells smoking)

a lot of dye stuff grows just wild
( ok not the alkanet unless you are in europe)
I think I already have a partial dye garden
since a lot of what I do grow will dye with the right mordant...
not that I KNOW what the right mordant is mind you
but I do know it will

( do I get a cookie for being good???)

vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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hobbitknitter
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Posted - 01/21/2006 :  7:18:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit hobbitknitter's Homepage Send hobbitknitter a Private Message
Yes, you get a yummy big fat chewy chocolate fudge cookie that my mom made. Actually, you get 2.
And I'm sending you an invite to the dyer's blog, too.

(btw- most plants use alum & cream of tartar as a mordant)

~Sarah Elizabeth
 Spinners make the world go round.
Keep on knitting on!
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mwyn
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Posted - 01/21/2006 :  7:21:13 PM  Show Profile Send mwyn a Private Message
Yup; tis the season to think gardening :}. I live in Clay County, Missouri. Sooooo aptly named. This year I'm doing raised beds, I'm sick of digging up clay balls the size of my head! I've fertilized, mulched, added compost, brought in a truck-load of black dirt............still lackluster plants.
I appreciated the links you listed. Good reading.

Here's a couple of links you may be interested in;
I like blue so I'd earmarked this before;
http://my.net-link.net/2E/EB/rowan/crafts/woad/woadpage.html

And this is a medieval gardening site, might be of interest?
http://www.labelle.org/act_garden.html

mwyn

One who works with his hands is a laborer. With hands & head; a craftsman. With hands, head & heart an artist. (Paraphrase St. Francis of Assissi)
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hobbitknitter
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Posted - 01/21/2006 :  7:32:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit hobbitknitter's Homepage Send hobbitknitter a Private Message
great links, mwyn! thanks! that medieval garden looks especially interesting..

okay so if you want access to posting on the group blog, just PM me your email and I'll send you an invite.



~Sarah Elizabeth
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kdcrowley
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Posted - 01/23/2006 :  10:12:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit kdcrowley's Homepage Send kdcrowley a Private Message
vi, rest assured that being responsible for everything that has happened is way less onerous than being responsible for everything that might happen, which rests squarely on my shoulders. It's the division of labor in my house....The Rock is responsible for what's happened, I for things that might. It's a reflection of my worrisome nature, which I am learning to direct more carefully.

I think I might want to do this too. It's time to think about planting in California, and that means that I can pick things that make color on wool.

Mistress Kelley of the Hellacious Sockknitting

Going to He** for buying sock yarn during Lent, but at least my feet won't be cold.
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RoseByAny
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Posted - 01/23/2006 :  10:17:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
All this time I thought it was all SallyJo's fault. You mean I should have been blaming Vi?

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
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kdcrowley
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Posted - 01/23/2006 :  10:20:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit kdcrowley's Homepage Send kdcrowley a Private Message
Hey, I jsut checked out the medieval garden site. Rather than flipping through the site, I snagged the data and dropped into Excel, that way we can sort on Dye. Let me know if anyone wants it!

Mistress Kelley of the Hellacious Sockknitting

Going to He** for buying sock yarn during Lent, but at least my feet won't be cold.
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kdcrowley
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Posted - 01/23/2006 :  10:40:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit kdcrowley's Homepage Send kdcrowley a Private Message
More Books that I just found on Amazon. In fact if you pull up one natural dye book, a whole bunch will come up!


Lichen Dyes
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0486412318/ref=wl_it_dp/002-3437896-7258457?%5Fencoding=UTF8&colid=25AQKEDM1U3MI&coliid=I34Z2N0VMUFDL1&v=glance&n=283155

Mushroom Dyes-although I am not sure that we want to take on gardening mushrooms....altho what's so hard, you put them in Sh*t and keep them in the dark? [crazy]
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/081560680X/ref=wl_it_dp/002-3437896-7258457?%5Fencoding=UTF8&colid=25AQKEDM1U3MI&coliid=I1I661LWCQW6XB&v=glance&n=283155

Dyeing with Native American plants, for those of us devoted to natives or Xeriscape
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/088192668X/ref=wl_it_dp/002-3437896-7258457?%5Fencoding=UTF8&colid=25AQKEDM1U3MI&coliid=I1RHBY9BKEK1WS&v=glance&n=283155



Mistress Kelley of the Hellacious Sockknitting

Going to He** for buying sock yarn during Lent, but at least my feet won't be cold.
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truly violet
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Posted - 01/23/2006 :  11:00:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
blame it all on sallyjo
she owes me a phone call anyway
she won't see this
hahaha
soooooooooooooooo while she isn't looking we can blame it ALL on her

and I get off scott free


vi


none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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Miss Maia
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Posted - 02/13/2006 :  4:23:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Miss Maia's Homepage Send Miss Maia a Private Message
I am interedested in joining. I have been playing with natural dyes a lot lately and I am getting ready to replant my front yard in native plants. I am trying to find as many native dye plants as I can for central California. Suggestions are welcome.

Check out the recent posts in my blog for my latest fiber and yarn dyeing.

Maia

my fiber blog
Dea Terra Creations
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truly violet
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Posted - 02/13/2006 :  4:42:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
I want to get that deep beet red to stay......hmmmmmmmm


vi
loving reds

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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kdcrowley
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Posted - 02/21/2006 :  10:51:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit kdcrowley's Homepage Send kdcrowley a Private Message
Miss Maia, I too am interested in Central Cal plants, altho I am in SF bay area. Let me know what you find, so far it seems like most dye plants are eastern or plains plants.

Mistress Kelley of the Hellacious Sockknitting

Going to He** for buying sock yarn during Lent, but at least my feet won't be cold.


http://ceallachknits.blogspot.com
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Miss Maia
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Posted - 02/22/2006 :  3:28:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Miss Maia's Homepage Send Miss Maia a Private Message
Kelley,

I've been looking, but there really isn't much literature on California Natives as dye plants. I will certainly post whatever I learn.

Maia

My Fiber Journal
Dea Terra Creations My Handspun & Hand-painted Yarns
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MMario
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Posted - 03/17/2006 :  07:59:04 AM  Show Profile Send MMario a Private Message
Does anyone have seeds for japanese dyers knotweed? aka Japanese indigo?

MMario - I don't live in the 21st century - but I play a character who does.
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kdcrowley
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Posted - 03/17/2006 :  10:57:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit kdcrowley's Homepage Send kdcrowley a Private Message
Mario, I recently came across False indigo plants on a site, but have not seen the japanese.

Mistress Kelley of the Hellacious Sockknitting

Going to He** for buying sock yarn during Lent, but at least my feet won't be cold.


http://ceallachknits.blogspot.com
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RobA
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Posted - 03/17/2006 :  11:21:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit RobA's Homepage Send RobA a Private Message
Mordants always sounded scary to me. Chrome, alum... How do you handle that stuff?



Rob http://roberta.typepad.com/robknits/
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MMario
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Posted - 03/17/2006 :  11:31:42 AM  Show Profile Send MMario a Private Message
I've never used anything as a mordant except alum, salt, or vinager - and the later two are actually more setting agents there is a technical difference. Alum is about the safest of the mordants - it is still used in some pickle recipes. The various metal mordants - tin, chrome, etc; while tending to give more vivid colours are also MUCH more posionous.



MMario - I don't live in the 21st century - but I play a character who does.
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MMario
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Posted - 03/17/2006 :  11:37:49 AM  Show Profile Send MMario a Private Message
BTW - I have recently seen a couple sites claiming to get a non-fugitive red from beets - using the juice from raw grated beets,(mix with equal volume of water,let sit overnight and strain) salt AND alum as a mordant and *NOT* heat processing - long cold soak. One site claimed the dye struck faster if treated like "sun tea" but the other claimed the oppisete.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st century - but I play a character who does.
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