The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

plant dyeing


I got the bug! yep plant dyeing is sooooo fun!

I have decided that next year we will be doing much more plant dyeing with the kids.

Right now only the 5th grade has plant dyed their yarn to make their lions.

Next year the 5th grade will plant dye for the lion and the mane and the 2nd grade will plant dye their yarn for their gnomes .....I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!

can you hear me giggling right now :) it's going to be great!

I wonder if I can dye cotton yarn with the 3rd grade.....

Hmmmm, maybe the 3rd grade should dye their wool yarn for their recorder cases......hmmm, yes I think so!


Here in the pot you see Cochineal for the bright pink red and Logwood for the purple

3 comments:

Lizz said...

Natural dyes just feel so good. Glad you are posting, I enjoy my visits here.

Poppy & Mei said...

Ooooooooo, I love this. I've been thinking about play silks but I'm not sure where to start. I'd love it if you'd fill us in a little more. 'Cause it's not like you're super busy with school, & going away, & being a Mumma, &...;P Xxx

denise said...

Oooh, that is what I want to start doing with the boys once it gets warmer. I have a plant dye book...just have to dyve in! ;)