Two days ago me and my mom decided to have a “dye day” and use the grown up indigo plants we had in our glasshouse. It was cold and windy, but we had a mission 🙂
First we took the leaves of the plant and tore them into smaller pieces. We put them into a bucket of water with a little bit of vinegar. After that, we used an old blender to mix them up.
According to my mom (who did most of the work), the foam is the part which colors the most.
The wool came out looking green at first, but the color was gradually changing.
Then the wool was drying. It was a long wait! I was very impatiant to handspin this one.
Finally, the next day I could spin the colored merino. I love the pastel blue color and it looks even better when it’s spun.
The yarn pictured is straight from the spinning wheel. It was fixed afterwards and now it’s drying again.
What do you think? Do you like it? 🙂