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Beige Waysides and a Diamond in the Rough

The next thing I tried dyeing with was wattle seed pods. I collected these from underneath the stand of Silver Wattles (Acacia dealbata) between the bike path and creek. ¬†These trees were are indigenous to our neighbourhood but not original. For many decades the creek was little more than a storm water drain that factories […]

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The Colour of the Way to the Shops

This post is part of a collaborative natural dye and mapping project with Annie Cholewa called Waysides: Local Colour from Our Home Grounds. I finished drafting that lovely local English Leicester. I had a slightly higher twist rate than I planned but the yarn is still drapey and soft. Then I set to work dyeing. […]

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Waysides and Urban Fibres

Thank you all for your unbridled¬†enthusiasm and encouragement for the Waysides project Annie Cholewa and I are undertaking. I was so thrilled by your response, I wrote back to all your comments equally enthusiastically. Then watched them all bounce back to me! The server that hosts my blog experienced some drama that resulted in lots […]

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Waysides, a collaboration : local colour from our home grounds

Thank you for all your wisdom on The Curiousity of Joyless Knitting. Whilst my knitting energy is muted, my mind is bubbling and fermenting… Welcome to Waysides, a collaboration between Annie Cholewa and myself…finding local colour in our homegrounds. I am so very, very excited about this project that my skin fairly hums with it. […]

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Local Colour I

I didn’t mean to have any major crafty goals this year. I deliberately did not make resolutions or a list of things to make. But somehow how January has distilled vague urges into clear projects and Local Colour is the first of them. After Colour Mixing It Up, all the great ideas and encouragement in […]

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